Helen Ginger Berrigan

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Helen Ginger Berrigan
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 10, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Patrick E. Carr
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 65–66)
New Rochelle, New York
Alma mater University of Wisconsin (B.A.)
American University (M.A.)
Louisiana State University Law School (J.D.)

Helen Ginger Berrigan (born 1948) is a United States federal judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New Rochelle, New York, Berrigan received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1969, an M.A. from American University in 1971, and a J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1977.

Career[edit]

Berrigan was a Staff attorney of Governor's Pardon, Parole and Rehabilitation Commission from 1977 to 1978. She was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1978 to 1994.

Judicial service[edit]

On November 18, 1993, Berrigan was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Patrick E. Carr. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received her commission the same day. She served as Chief Judge from 2001-2008.

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