Martha Craig Daughtrey

Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge, since January 1, 2009

Appointed 1993 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1968
Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 1968
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Order of the Coif

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1964
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: cum laude

Published Works:
Cross-Sectionalism in Jury Selection Procedures after Taylor vs Louisiana, University of Tennessee Law Review, 1975

State Court Activism and Other Symptoms of the New Federalism, University of Tennessee Law Review, 1978

What We Can Learn From the English Courts, Judges Journal, 1987

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, 1972 - 1975

Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt University 1971-1972, 1980-1982, 1987

Adjunct Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, 1988 - 1990

Faculty Member, New York University Appellate Judges Seminar, 1977-1989; 1994-Present, 1977 - 1989

Faculty Member, The National Judicial College, 1981 and 1989

Honors and Awards:
Named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Women of America, 1976

Named one of Thirty Women to Watch by Ladies Home Journal, 1984

Nominee, Ladies Home Journal, Woman of the Year, 1977

Recipient, Cable Support Women Award, 1983

Recipient, Athena Award, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Women Judges Fund for Justice
President, 1983-1984 and 1985-1986

National Association of Women Judges, 1984 - 1985

Lawyers Association for Women of Middle Tennessee, 1986 - 1987

Institute of Judicial Administration, 1988 - 1990
Member, Board of Directors

American Judicature Society, 1988 - 1992
Member, Board of Directors

Nashville Bar Association, 1988 - 1990
Member, Board of Directors

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association, 1988 - 1991
Member, House of Delegates

American Bar Association, 1984 - 1985
Chairman, Appellate Judges' Conference

American Bar Association, Member,, 1991 - 1994
Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar

American Bar Association, 1995 - Present
Member, ABA Journal Board of Editors

American Bar Association, 1989 - 1990
Chairman, Judicial Administration Division

Tennessee Judicial Conference, 1977 - 1980
Member, Executive Committee

Nashville Women's Political Caucus
Former Chairperson

Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Member and Former Vice-President

University of Memphis School of Law
Former Chairperson, Board of Visitors

Past Employment Positions:
Tennessee Supreme Court, Justice, 1990 - 1993

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge, 1975 - 1990

Tenth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee, Nashville, Assistant District Attorney, 1969 - 1972

Middle District of Tennessee, Assistant United States Attorney, 1968 - 1969

Solo Practice in Nashville, 1968

Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1942, Covington, Kentucky, United States of America

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