Beverly B. Martin

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Beverly Martin
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 28, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Lanier Anderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
August 3, 2000 – January 28, 2010
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by George Tidwell
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1955-08-07) August 7, 1955 (age 58)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Mercer University
Stetson University
University of Georgia

Beverly Baldwin Martin (born August 7, 1955) is a United States federal judge. She was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton. On June 19, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martin to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The Senate confirmed her on January 20, 2010 and she began active service on January 28.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Macon, Georgia, Martin attended Mercer University for one year from 1972 to 1973, but received no degree. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Stetson University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from University of Georgia School of Law in 1981.

Professional career[edit]

Martin was in private practice with the firm of Martin Snow, LLP in Georgia from 1981 to 1984, and was also an assistant attorney general in the State Law Department of the Office of Attorney General of Georgia from 1984 to 1994. She was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1994 to 1997, and a U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1997 to 2000.[1]

Federal judicial career[edit]

Northern District of Georgia[edit]

On the recommendation of Senator Max Cleland, Martin was nominated on March 27, 2000 by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by G. Ernest Tidwell. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16, 2000, and received her commission on August 3, 2000.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit[edit]

On June 19, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martin to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Martin's nomination in a 97-0 vote on January 20, 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Tidwell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
2000–2010
Vacant
Preceded by
Lanier Anderson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2010–present
Incumbent