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Paul Friedman

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Paul Friedman
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   6/16/1994 - 12/31/2009
Senior:   12/31/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   Gerhard Gesell
Succeeded by:   Beryl A. Howell
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate:   Cornell '65
Law School:   SUNY Buffalo Law '68

Paul L. Friedman is a Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Friedman assumed senior status on December of 2009.


Friedman graduated from Cornell with his undergraduate degree in 1965 and graduated from Buffalo Law with his J.D. degree in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Friedman began his legal career as a law clerk for federal district judge Aubrey Robinson for the District of Columbia from 1968 to 1969 and for federal appeals judge Roger Robb in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals from 1969 to 1970. In 1970, Friedman joined the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1974 and later became Assistant U.S. Solicitor General from 1974 to 1976 before spending the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney in Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 1994.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of the DC Congressional Delegation, Friedman was nominated by Bill Clinton on March 22, 1994 to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Gerhard Gesell. Friedman was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994 and received commission on June 16, 1994.Friedman assumed senior status on December 31, 2009.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Gerhard Gesell
District Court for D.C.
Succeeded by:
Beryl A. Howell

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