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John Robert Blakey

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Born 1965 in South Bend, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on August 5, 2014, to a seat vacated by James F. Holderman. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2014, and received commission on December 19, 2014.

Education:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1988
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, C.F.A., 1989
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1992

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Zloch, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1992-1994
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-1996
Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1996-2000
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2000-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 2004-2009
Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County [Illinois] State's Attorney's Office, 2009-2014

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Chief
Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County [Illinois] State's Attorney's Office
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Assistant U.S. attorney
Northern District of Illinois
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Assistant U.S. attorney
Southern District of Florida
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Assistant state's attorney
Cook County, Illinois
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Attorney
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois
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Law clerk
Hon. William J. Zloch, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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Education
University of Notre Dame
J.D. (1992)
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London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
C.F.A. (1989)
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. (1988)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 435-6058
Fax: (312) 554-8195