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Beryl A. Howell

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Beryl A. Howell
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Title:   Judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   Voice Vote
Active:   12/27/2010 - Current
Preceded by:   Paul Friedman
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Fort Benning, GA
Undergraduate:   Bryn Mawr College '78
Law School:   Columbia University '83
Beryl A. Howell (b. 1956) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was nominated to this position on July 14, 2010 and was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Howell received her B.A. in 1978 from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. from Columbia University in 1983. [2]

Professional Career

After graduating from law school, Howell clerked for U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise. In 1985, she went into private practice. From 1987 to 1993, Howel served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In 1993 Howell joined the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee as a senior adviser to Patrick Leahy. She served in this capacity until becoming Executive Managing Director and General Counsel of the Stroz Friedberg firm. She held these positions until 2009, when she became a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She was confirmed to the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia in December of 2010.[2][1]

Judicial career

District of DC

On July 14, 2010, President Obama appointed Howell to the federal bench, along with four other nominees. [2]

Howell's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on July 28, 2010. [3] You can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here. On September 23, 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send Howell's nomination to the U.S. Senate for a vote. [4][5]

Howell's nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 2010.[1]

See also

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