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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of New York|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||08/07/1990 - Present|
|Chief:||2010 - Present|
|Preceded by:||John Curtin|
|Home State:||Buffalo, NY|
|Bachelors:||Canisius College, B.A., 1966|
|Law School:||Howard Law, J.D., 1969|
|Grad. School:||Northwestern U. Law, LL.M., 1972|
William M. Skretny is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. As of 2010, Skretny is the Chief Judge for the District Court. Prior to his Federal judicial appointment, he was in private practice in Buffalo, New York.
Early life and education
Skretny graduated from Canisius with his Bachelor's degree in 1966 and later graduated from Howard Law with his J.D. Degree in 1969 and also graduated with a Master of Laws Degree fromn Northwestern Law in 1972 and also served as a Fellow for the Ford Foundation.
Skretny began his legal career with the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1971 to 1973 and for the Western District of New York from 1973 to 1975 before being promoted to the First assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York from 1975 to 1981 and also served as Special counsel for the United States Attorney General's Advocacy Institute in 1979 and as a Staff attorney in the Office of Special Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC in 1980. Skretny later became a private practice attorney licensed in New York State from 1981 to 1983 and became First deputy district attorney for Erie County from 1983 to 1988 before resuming private practice, Buffalo work from 1988 to 1990.
Western district of New York
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Skretny was nominated by President George Bush on June 12, 1990 to a seat vacated by John Curtin as Curtin assumed senior status. Skretny was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 7, 1990. He currently serves as the Chief Judge.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of New York
|Magistrate judges||Victor Bianchini • Jonathan Feldman • Leslie Foschio • Jeremiah McCarthy • Marian Payson • Hugh Scott • Kenneth Schroeder •|
|Former Article III judges|
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