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Sara L. Ellis

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Summary

Born 1969 in London, Ontario, Canada

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 6, 2013, to a seat vacated by Joan B. Gottschall. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 2013, and received commission on October 8, 2013.

Education:
Indiana University, B.A., 1991
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Federal Defender Program, Chicago, Illinois, 1994-2000
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2000-2004, 2008-2013
Assistant corporation counsel, Chicago, Illinois, 2004-2008

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Current
Private practice
Chicago, Illinois
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Assistant corporation counsel
Chicago, Illinois
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Private practice
Chicago, Illinois
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Staff attorney
Federal Defender Program, Chicago, Illinois
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D.
Public Interest Law Society Loyola Leadership and Service Award
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Indiana University
B.A.
Political Science and Religious Studies
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Professional Associations
Current
Activities: Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing and Advocacy – Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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Current
Activities: Chicago Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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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) 435-5560
Fax: (312) 554-8545