Abdul Kallon

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Abdul Kallon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by U. W. Clemon
Personal details
Born (1969-04-05) April 5, 1969 (age 45)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Alma mater Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania

Abdul Karim Kallon (born April 5, 1969) is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Kallon earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1990. He then earned a law degree in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Business Law.[1]

Kallon served as a law clerk for United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Judge U. W. Clemon from 1993 until 1994.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1994 to his judicial appointment, Kallon worked in private legal practice in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] He practiced labor and employment law as a partner at the Birmingham law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 31, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Kallon to be a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.[2] Kallon was nominated for the seat vacated by Clemon, who retired earlier in 2009.[3] According to news accounts, Kallon had been recommended for the judgeship by a panel of legal experts assembled by U.S. Rep. Artur Davis. However, his name was not on a list of candidates compiled by a committee of the Alabama Democratic Party.[3]

The United States Senate confirmed Kallon to his judgeship by unanimous consent on November 21, 2009.[4] He received his commission on January 4, 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
U. W. Clemon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2010–present
Incumbent