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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Federal Claims|
|Title:||Chief Special Master|
|Active:||12/19/2005 - Present|
|Senior:||2011 - Present|
|Bachelors:||Duke U., 1987|
|Law School:||Tulane Law, 1992|
|Candidate for:||United States Court of Federal Claims|
Patricia Campbell-Smith is a Special master for the United States Court of Federal Claims. She joined the court in 2005 and became the chief special master on April 7, 2011. On March 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Kaplan to the United States Court of Federal Claims to fill the vacancy left by Lawrence M. Baskir. 
Federal court nomination
|Court:||United States Court of Federal Claims|
|Progress:||65 days since nomination.|
|Nominated:||March 19, 2013|
|Hearing:||May 8, 2013|
On March 19, 2013, President Obama nominated Campbell-Smith to a post on the United States Court of Federal Claims, filling the spot vacated by Lawrence M. Baskir. Obama commented on the nomination, stating,"These nominees have dedicated their careers to serving the public good. And in so doing, they have displayed an unyielding commitment to justice and integrity. I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the Court of Federal Claims, and I am honored to nominate them today."
Campbell-Smith had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 8, 2013 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here.
Early life and education
Campbell-Smith earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Duke University in 1987. She went on to earn her legal degree from Tulane Law School, graduating with honors in 1992.
- Extern, Judge John Minor Wisdom, 1991
- Clerk, Judge Martin Feldman, 1992-1993
- Clerk, Judge Sarah Vance, 1996-1997
- Clerk, Judge Emily C. Hewitt, 1998-2005
- Liskow & Lewis, 1993-1996
- Liskow & Lewis, 1997-1998
Federal Claims, Special master
Campbell-Smith was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims on December 8, 2005 as a special master and assumed duty in December 19, 2005. She became chief special master on April 7, 2011.
Chief Judge: Emily C. Hewitt • Francis M. Allegra • Lawrence J. Block • Susan G. Braden • Lynn J. Bush • Edward J. Damich • Nancy B. Firestone • Marian Blank Horn • Charles F. Lettow • George W. Miller • Margaret M. Sweeney • Thomas C. Wheeler • Mary Ellen Coster Williams • Victor J. Wolski
|Former Article I judges||Alex Kozinski • Lawrence M. Baskir • Christine Odell Cook Miller • Thomas J. Lydon • John L. Napier • John-L-Napier.jpg •|
|Former Chief judges|