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Paul Gadola
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #9
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/17/1988 - 1/31/2001
Senior:   1/31/2001 - 2009
Preceded by:   John Feikens
Succeeded by:   Thomas Ludington
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Flint, MI
Undergraduate:   Michigan State U., A.B., 1951
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1953

Paul V. Gadola was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Gadola served as a District Judge covering the Flint branch. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan and took on senior status in 2001. Gadola retired on disabled status in 2009 after facing health problems.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Flint, Gadola graduated with his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1951 and graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Law School in 1953. After law school, Gadola entered in the US Army from 1953 to 1955.[2]

Professional career

Judge Gadola was in private practice in Genessee County from 1955 to 1989. Prior to taking office, he was certified as a Diplomat in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and as a Lifetime Fellow of the American Trial Lawyers Foundation, and served as a arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as a mediator for the Circuit Courts of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. Judge Gadola is also a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.[3][2]

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gadola was an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Mott Community College, located in Flint, from 1969 to 1989 and served as its Chairman from 1983 to 1989. He formerly served as President of the Urban League of Flint, President of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation of Genesee County, Chairman of the March of Dimes of Genesee County and Vice-President of the Genesee County Legal Aid Society and as a Director of the Flint Environmental Action Team. He also formerly served as a Director of the Flint Area Convention and Tourist Council.[4] (dead link)

Judicial career

Eastern District of Michigan

Gadola was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 23, 1987 to a seat vacated by John Feikens as Fiekens went on senior status. Gadola was confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988 on a Senate Vote and received commission on October 17, 1988. Gadola assumed senior status on January 31, 2001 and retired in 2009.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Feikens
Eastern District of Michigan
1988–2001
Seat #9
Succeeded by:
Thomas Ludington


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