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Michael H. Simon

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Michael H. Simon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   6/22/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Ancer Haggerty
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1978
Law School:   Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981

Michael H. Simon is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in July 2010. Previously, Simon was a partner in the law firm Perkins Cole LLP.[1]

Early life and education

Simon received his B.A. in 1978 from University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981.[2][1]

Professional career

After graduating from law school, Simon served the U.S. Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney. In 1986, he joined Perkins Cole LLP.[2][1]

Judicial career

District of Oregon

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Michael H. Simon
 Court:District of Oregon
 Progress:Confirmed 342 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified

On July 14, 2010, President Obama nominated Simon to the federal bench, along with four other nominees. President Obama commented on the nominations, stating, "These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to justice throughout their careers. I am confident they will serve the American people with distinction from the United States District Court."[2] Simon was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Ancer Haggerty.[3]

The American Bar Association rated him Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified. Simon's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on November 17, 2010, and you can find his hearing transcript here. He was voted 16-3 out of committee.[4]

Simon's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Simon's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 21, 2011, by a vote of 64-35.[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ancer Haggerty
District of Oregon
Seat #1
Succeeded by:

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