Margo Brodie

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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   86-2
Active:   2/27/2012
Preceded by:   Allyne Ross
Personal History
Born:   1966
Hometown:   St. John`s, Antigua
Undergraduate:   St. Francis College, B.A., 1988
Law School:   U. of Pennsylvania Law, J.D., 1991
Margo Brodie, born Margo Kitsy Williams is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 2012 after an appointment from Barack Obama. At the time of appointment, Brodie was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, a position she had held since 1999.[1]

Federal judgeship nomination

Margo Brodie was nominated by Obama to the Eastern District of New York on June 7. She was nominated to the spot left vacant by Judge Allyne Ross's retirement. Obama said of the nomination, "Throughout their careers these individuals have shown a dedication to justice. I am proud to nominate them to serve the American people from the district court bench.”[2]

She was rated Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified by the ABA. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on September 7, 2011 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire Available Here and her Questions for the Record Available Here.[3]

On February 27, 2012 the United States Senate confirmed Margo Brodie to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York with a vote of 86-2.

Early life and education

Born in St. John`s, Antigua, Brodie earned her B.A. from St. Francis College in 1988. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Law to earn her J.D. three years later. [1]

Professional career

After law school, Brodie served as the Assistant corporation counsel for the New York City Law Department for 3 years. She then entered private practice in New York City from 1994-1999. She joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York in 1999 and served until her confirmation to the federal courts. [1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Allyne Ross
Eastern District of New York
2012–Current
Succeeded by:
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