Robert E. Cowen

Hon. Robert E. Cowen
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Address: 21400 U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1790
Phone: (215) 597-2995
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge (Senior)

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 1958
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1958

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1952
Major: Banking and Finance

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Professional Responsibility, Insurance Law, Torts, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey

Lecturer, Federal Practice and Procedure, Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Lecturer and Panelist, New Jersey State Bar Association

Lecturer, Management of Asbestos Litigation, Other Toxic Tort Cases and Civil Case Management, Federal Judicial Center

Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1965 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Awarded Army of Occupation Medal, Germany

Awarded National Defense Service Medal

Fellow, American Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar

National Association of Bar Council

Federal Judges Association

Judicial Conference of the United States
Member, Committee on Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Member (ex officio), Security and Facilities Committee

Judicial Council for the Third Circuit
Member (ex officio), Security and Facilities Committee

The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
Advisory Board

New Jersey Supreme Court
Member, Commission on Ethics

New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Federal Practice Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Committee on Ethics

Rutgers Law School
Chair, Visiting Committee

Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Judge, 1985 - 1987

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Magistrate, 1978 - 1985

Administrative Office of the United States Courts, State of New Jersey, Director, Ethics and Professional Services, 1973 - 1978

Office of the Attorney General, State of New Jersey, Deputy State Attorney General, 1970 - 1973

Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant County Prosecutor, 1969 - 1970

Newark, New Jersey, Private Practice, 1959 - 1969

Schreiber, Lancaster & Demos, Esqs., Associate, 1959 - 1961

Honorable Walter Conklin, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1958 - 1959

United States Army, European Theatre, 1953 - 1954

Phi Epsilon Pi
Birth Information:
1930, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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