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Scott Coogler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/28/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Dean Buttram Jr.
Past post:   Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama
Past term:   1996-2003
Personal History
Born:   1959
Hometown:   Nantucket, MA
Undergraduate:   U. of Alabama, B.A., 1981
Law School:   U. of Alabama Law, J.D., 1984
Military service:   U.S. Army National Guard 1988-1991

Scott Coogler is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Massachusetts, Coogler graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with both his bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degrees in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[1]

Professional career

Coogler started his legal career as a law clerk for former Alabama District Judge Paul Conger in Alabama's Sixth Circuit District Court before entering into private practice in the State of Alabama from 1984 to 1999. In 1996, Coogler became a judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama. He served in this position until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2003. From 2000 to 2003, Coogler also serve as part-time professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.[1]

Military service

Coogler served as a reservist in the Army National Guard from 1988 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Coogler was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 27, 2003 to a seat vacated by Dean Buttram Jr. as Buttram went on senior status. Coogler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 22, 2003 on a senate vote and received commission on May 28, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Dean Buttram Jr.
Northern District of Alabama
Seat #5
Succeeded by: