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William Osteen
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Greensboro, NC
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   09/19/2007 - Present
Chief:   11/1/2012-Present
Preceded by:   William Osteen, Sr.
Personal History
Born:   1960
Hometown:   Greensboro, NC
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina, B.S., 1983
Law School:   University of North Carolina Law, J.D., 1987

William Lindsay Osteen, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. He joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. He filled the seat previously held by his father William Osteen, Sr..[1] On November 1, 2012, Osteen became the Chief Judge of the court.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Osteen received his bachelor's degree in 1983 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1987, both from the University of North Carolina.[3]

Professional career

Osteen was a private practice attorney in North Carolina from 1987 to 2007.[3]

Judicial career

Middle District of North Carolina

On the recommendation of North Carolina U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, Osteen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by William Osteen, Sr. as the elder Osteen retired from judicial service. Osteen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 10, 2007 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 19, 2007.[4]

Notable cases

Andrew Giuliani sues Duke University (2010)

     United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ((dead link) Andrew Giuliani v. Duke University, and Orrin Daniel Vincent III, US 1:08CV502)

Judge Osteen dismissed a lawsuit filed by Andrew Guiliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Guiliani sued Duke University over what he perceived was a breach of contract between himself and the university over student-athlete policies. The judge found that the statements presented by Guiliani were inconsistent leading to the dismissal of the lawsuit.[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Osteen, Sr.
Middle District of North Carolina
2007–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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