Amy Berman Jackson

Hon. Amy Berman Jackson
Firm: United States District Court, District of Columbia
Address: 333 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 354-3460
Fax: (202) 354-3067
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Amy Berman Jackson was appointed as a United States District Judge in March of 2011. Prior to joining the Court, she was engaged in private practice in Washington, D.C. as a member of Trout Cacheris, where she specialized in complex criminal and civil trials and appeals. Earlier, she was a partner at Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti. She began her career as a law clerk for the Hon. Harrison L. Winter on the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she received Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for her work on murder and sexual assault cases.

Judge Jackson received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and her A.B. cum laude from Harvard College.

Current Employment Position(s):
District Judge

Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia, 1979
Virginia, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1986
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979
Honors: cum laude

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976
Honors: cum laude

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985 - 1991

Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 1984 - 1989

Honors and Awards:
Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Section of Litigation

American Bar Association, 1989 - 1990
Co-Chair, Training the Advocate

American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1986 - 1989
Delegate for D.C. (Under 35)

Women's Bar Association of District of Columbia

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
Member, White Collar Crime Committee

Parent Steering Committee of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

Past Employment Positions:
District of Columbia, Assistant United States Attorney, 1980 - 1986

Judge Harrison L. Winter, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980

Trout Cacheris, Member

Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti, Partner

Birth Information:
1954, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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