Jerome B. Friedman
|Jerome B. Friedman|
|Judge of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|
|Nominated by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Robert G. Doumar|
|Succeeded by||Arenda L. Wright Allen|
|Born||1943 (age 69–70)|
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Friedman received a B.S. from Old Dominion College (now Old Dominion University) in 1965, and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1969. He was a trust administrator for First Union National Bank from 1969 to 1970. He was in private practice from 1970 to 1985. He was a judge on the Virginia General District Court for Juvenile & Domestic Relations from 1985 to 1991. He was a judge on the Virginia Beach Circuit Court from 1991 to 1997, serving as chief judge from 1994 to 1997.
On June 26, 1997, Friedman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by Robert G. Doumar. Friedman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 7, 1997, and received his commission on November 12, 1997.