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Thomas Michael Durkin

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

Born 1953 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 21, 2012, to a seat vacated by Wayne R. Andersen. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 2012, and received commission on December 19, 2012.

Education:
University of Illinois, B.S., 1975
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Stanley J. Roszkowski, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1978-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1980-1993; deputy chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1988; chief, Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, 1989; chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1990;
first assistant U.S. attorney, 1991-1993
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1993-2012

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Current
Attorney
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois
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Assistant U.S. attorney
Northern District of Illinois
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deputy chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1988; chief, Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, 1989; chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1990; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1991-1993
Law clerk
Hon. Stanley J. Roszkowski, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Education
DePaul University College of Law
J.D
with honors, Law Review
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University of Illinois
B.S
with honors
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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) 435-5840