Thomas M. Durkin

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Thomas M. Durkin
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/17/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Wayne Andersen
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1975
Law School:   DePaul U. Law, J.D., 1978

Thomas M. Durkin is a judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment from Barack Obama. At the time of his appointment, he was a partner at the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP.[1]

Early life and education

Durkin earned his B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975. He went on to earn his J.D. three years later at DePaul University College of Law.[2]

Professional career

  • 1993-2012: Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • 1980-1993: Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
  • 1978-1980: Law Clerk, Honorable Stanley Roszkowski[2]

Judicial appointment

Federal judicial nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Thomas M. Durkin
 Court:Northern District of Illinois
 Progress:Confirmed 210 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:5/21/2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:7/11/2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:8/2/2012 
ApprovedAConfirmed:12/17/2012
 Vote: Voice vote

Durkin was nominated on May 21, 2012 by President Barack Obama to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Wayne Andersen.[1] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, “I am honored to put forward this highly qualified candidate for the federal bench. He will be a distinguished public servant and valuable addition to the United States District Court.”[2]

Durkin was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 11, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[3]

On December 17, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Thomas M. Durkin to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with a voice vote.[4][5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Wayne Andersen
Northern District of Illinois
2012–Current
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
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