Roslyn O. Silver
|Roslyn O. Silver|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
September 3, 2013
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
January 2011 – September 2013
|Preceded by||John Roll|
|Succeeded by||Raner C. Collins|
|District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
October 11, 1994 – September 3, 2013
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Earl H. Carroll|
|Succeeded by||John Joseph Tuchi|
|Born||Roslyn O. Moore
1946 (age 68–69)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara
Arizona State University College of Law
Roslyn O. Silver (born 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. She served as Chief Judge for the district from 2011 to 2013.
Early life and education
She was born Roslyn O. Moore in Phoenix, Arizona in 1946. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1968 and a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 1971.
She was a law clerk for Justice Lorna Lockwood of the Supreme Court of Arizona from 1971 to 1972. She was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1972 to 1974. Silver then served as an adviser and litigator for the Education Division of the Navajo Nation's Native American Rights Fund from 1974 to 76. She was an in house labor counsel for the Greyhound Corporation from 1976 to 1978. Silver returned to private practice in Phoenix, Arizona in 1978 before becoming a trial attorney for the Equal Opportunity Commission in 1979. She was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1980 to 1984. Silver became an assistant Arizona attorney general in 1984 and served until she returned to the U.S. Attorney's office in 1986. In 1989, she was promoted to Chief of the criminal division.
Silver was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994, to a seat on the U.S. District Court for Arizona vacated by Earl H. Carroll. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994, and received her commission on October 11, 1994. She took senior status on September 3, 2013.
Silver became Chief Judge in January 2011 after the shooting death of previous Chief Judge John Roll during the 2011 assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, serving until she took senior status.
Awards and recognition
In 2013 Judge Silver was recognized , for outstanding service to Veterans’ Program, Arizona Army National Guard, Arizona Coalition for Military Families, and Arizona Veterans Magazine, and for outstanding achievement, Federal Bar Association, Phoenix Chapter
- "Silver, Roslyn O.". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
- Markon, Jerry (January 17, 2011). "Federal court authorities plan to move trial of Tucson shooting suspect". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
- United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit 2013 Annual Report
|Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for Arizona
Raner C. Collins