Julia Smith Gibbons

Hon. Julia Smith Gibbons
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: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed 2002 by George W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1975
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1976
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1975
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: Virginia Law Review, Member

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1972
Honors: magna cum laude

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation

Outstanding Judge of the Year Award, Young Lawyers Section, Memphis Bar Association, 1985

She Knows Where She's Going Award, Girls, Inc., 1992

Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award, AWA, 1993

Heroine for Women in the Law Award, Memphis Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

Association of Women Attorneys, Memphis, 1993

Memphis Rotary Club, 1994 - 1995

Federal Judges Association

Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990 - 1999
Judicial Resources Committee, Member

Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994 - 1999
Judicial Resources Committee, Chair

Judicial Conference of the United States, 2003 - Present
Budget Committee, Member

Judicial Conference of the United States, 2004 - Present
Budget Committee, Chair

Judicial Officer Resources Working Group, 1998 - 1999

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2000 - 2003

Sixth Circuit Judicial Council, 1994 - 2000

Sixth Circuit Judicial Council, 2002 - Present

Memphis Rotary Club, 1992 - 1993
Vice President

Memphis Rotary Club, 1991 - 1992

Memphis Rotary Club
Paul Harris Fellow

Tennessee Women's Forum

Central Garden Association

American Bar Foundation

Tennessee Bar Foundation

Memphis & Shelby County Bar Association

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court
Master Member, 1994-1999, 2002-2005

Past Employment Positions:
U. S. District Court , Western District of Tennessee, Chief Judge, 1994 - 2000

U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, Judge, 1983 - 2002

15th Judicial Circuit, State of Tennessee, Circuit Judge, 1981 - 1983

Tennessee Circuit Court, Memphis, TN, Judge, 1981 - 1983

Governor Lamar Alexander, State of Tennessee, Deputy Counsel and Legal Advisor, 1979 - 1981

Farris, Hancock, Gilman, Branan & Lanier, Associate, 1976 - 1979

Hon. William E. Miller, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1975 - 1976

Eta Sigma Phi
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Lambda Delta
Birth Information:
1950, Pulaski, Tennessee, United States of America

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