Timothy M. Cain

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Timothy M. Cain
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   99-0
Active:   9/20/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Patrick Duffy
Past post:   10th Judicial Circuit, South Carolina
Past term:   2000 - 2011
Personal History
Born:   1961
Hometown:   Seneca, SC
Undergraduate:   University of South Carolina, B.S., 1983
Law School:   University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986

Timothy M. Cain is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He joined the court in 2011 after a nomination from Barack Obama. Prior to his nomination, he was a South Carolina Family Courts judge for the Tenth Circuit.[1] He was first elected to this position in 2000.[2][3]

Early life and education

Cain earned his BS from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in 1983. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986.[2]

Professional career

Cain began work as an associate for Miley & Macaulay, P.A. after receiving his degree. He also worked as Assistant Public Defender for Oconee County during this time. He worked as Assistant Solicitor for the Tenth Judicial Circuit as well. In 1990 he began working for Brandt & Fedder. He worked in this position until he was elected to the 10th Circuit Family Court in 2000. He also worked as County Attorney for Oconee County from 1992 to 2000. He served as a Family Court Judge from 2000 until 2011.[2][3]

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Timothy M. Cain
 Court:District of South Carolina
 Progress:Confirmed 216 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:February 16, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:May 4, 2011
ApprovedAReported:May 26, 2011 
ApprovedAConfirmed:September 20, 2011
 Vote: 99-0

On February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Cain to serve on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[4] Obama commented on the nomination stating, "I am honored to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench. They have both demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers, and I am confident they will continue to serve the American people with integrity."[5]

Cain was rated Unanimously Qualified by the American Bar Association. His hearing was on May 4, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record here. He was confirmed by the committee on May 26, 2011.[6]

He was confirmed by a Senate vote of 99-0 on September 20, 2011.[7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Patrick Duffy
District of South Carolina
Seat #6
Succeeded by:

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