Leo T. Sorokin

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Leo Sorokin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 10, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Joseph Tauro
Chief United States Magistrate Judge of United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
2012 – June 10, 2014
Succeeded by Jennifer C. Boal
United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
April 11, 2005 – 2012
Personal details
Born Leo Theodore Sorokin
1961 (age 53–54)[1]
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Residence Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Columbia University

Leo T. Sorokin (born 1961) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and former Chief United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

Biography[edit]

Sorokin received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1983 from Yale College. He received a Juris Doctor in 1991 from Columbia Law School. He served as a law clerk to Judge Rya W. Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1992. He worked in private practice at the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he served in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts as Assistant Attorney General and, from 1996 to 1997, as Opinions Coordinator in the same office. He served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Boston, from 1997 to 2005. since 2005 he has served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Massachusetts, becoming Chief United States Magistrate Judge in 2012.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On December 19, 2013, President Obama nominated Sorokin to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, to the seat vacated by Judge Joseph L. Tauro, who took senior status on September 26, 2013.[3]

He received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2014.[4]

On March 27, 2014, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[5] On June 5, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on the nomination. On Monday, June 9, 2014, the Senate agreed on the motion to invoke cloture by a vote of 52-33.[6] On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, the Senate voted 91-0 in favor of final confirmation.[7] He received his judicial commission on June 10, 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sorokin, Leo T.". United States District Court. District of Massachusetts. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on United States District Courts" White House, December 19, 2013
  3. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, December 19, 2013
  4. ^ "Nominations". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Executive Business Meeting" (PDF). United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 177. United States Senate. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 180. United States Senate. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Tauro
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
2014–present
Incumbent