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Troy L. Nunley

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Troy L. Nunley
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6T
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   3/23/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Garland Burrell
Past post:   Judge, Superior Court of Sacramento County, California
Past term:   2002-2013
Personal History
Born:   1964
Hometown:   San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate:   St. Mary`s College of California, B.A., 1986
Law School:   University of California Law, J.D., 1990

Troy L. Nunley is a judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He joined the court in 2013 after a nomination from Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, he was a judge for the Superior Court of Sacramento County in California.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Nunley earned a B.A. in 1986 from St. Mary's College in California and went on to earn his J.D. in 1990 from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.[4]

Professional career

Judicial career

Eastern District of California

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Troy L. Nunley
 Court:Eastern District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 271 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:June 25, 2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:September 19, 2012
ApprovedARenom. QFRs:Renom. QFRs
ApprovedAReported:February 14, 2013 (December 6, 2012)
ApprovedAConfirmed:March 23, 2013
 Vote: Voice

Nunley was appointed on June 25, 2012 by Barack Obama to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California vacated by Garland Burrell.[5] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, "I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench. I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."[4]

Nunley was rated Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 19, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here, his Questions for the Record available here (dead link) and his Renomination Questions for the Record available here.[6]

Nunley's nomination was returned to the president on January 3, 2013. The nomination was resubmitted on January 4, 2013.[6]

On March 23, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Troy L. Nunley to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California with voice vote.[7][8]

Awards and associations


  • 2010: Judicial Excellence Award for Continued and Exemplary Service to the Community, California Black Lawyers Association
  • 2009: Judge of the Year, Sacramento Indigent Criminal Defense Panel
  • 2009: Difference Maker Award, Martin Luther King, Jr. Organizing Committee
  • 2009: Community Justice Award, Community Focused Court Planning Committee


  • 2010-Present: Board of Directors, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory Charter School
  • 2009-Present: Board of Directors, St. Patrick's Succeed Academy
  • 2006-2010: President, St. Francis Elementary School Parent Club
  • 2004-Present: Advisory Board Member, Paralegal Program, MTI College
  • 2000-2003: Board of Directors, Woodland Gymnastics
  • 1999-2001: Vice-President, St. Francis Elementary School Board[9]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Garland Burrell
Eastern District of California
Seat #6T
Succeeded by:

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