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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Station:   Newark, NJ
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994 - 01/30/2005
Senior:   01/31/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Harold Ackerman
Succeeded by:   Renee Bumb
Past post:   New Jersey Superior Courts, Judge
Past term:   1979 - 1994
Personal History
Born:   1932
Hometown:   Atlantic City, NJ
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, A.B., 1954
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1957
This page is about the U.S. District judge for the District of New Jersey. If you are looking for the page about the Delaware Family Court judge, please see William J. Walls.

William H. Walls is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Walls is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of New Jersey, Walls graduated from Dartmouth College with his bachelor's degree in 1954 and later graduated from Yale Law School with his Law degree in 1957.[1]

Professional career

Walls started his legal career as a law clerk from 1957 to 1959 before becoming a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey from 1959 to 1962, 1968 to 1980 and 1972 to 1975. In 1962, Walls became Assistant corporation counsel for the City of Newark till 1968. Walls also served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark from 1970 to 1973l. In addition to his private practice work, Walls was a municipal court judge for the City of Newark, Newark Municipal Court from 1968 to 1970. In 1974, Walls also became the Business Administrator for the City of Newark until 1977. Then in 1977, Walls returned to being a judge first in the Essex County Court from 1977 to 1978 and on the New Jersey Superior Court from 1970 to 1994.

Judicial career

District of New Jersey

On the unanimous recommendation of New Jersey U.S. Senators Bill Bradley and Frank Lautenberg, Walls was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994 to a seat vacated by Harold Ackerman as Ackerman assumed senior status. Walls was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 11, 1994. Walls assumed senior status on January 31, 2005.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Ackerman
District of New Jersey
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Renee Bumb