Barbara Kloka Hackett

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Barbara Kloka Hackett
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
April 8, 1997 – March 1, 2000
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
April 7, 1986 – April 8, 1997
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Charles Wycliffe Joiner
Succeeded by George Caram Steeh III
Personal details
Born (1928-03-17) March 17, 1928 (age 89)
Detroit, Michigan
Education University of Detroit (Ph.B.)
University of Detroit School of Law (J.D.)

Barbara Kloka Hackett (born March 17, 1928) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hackett received a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Detroit in 1948 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1950. She was a staff lawyer for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Company from 1950 to 1951. She was a law clerk to Judge Frank Picard of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1951 to 1952. She was in private practice in Detroit from 1952 to 1967. She was a lawyer for the New York Central Railroad Company from 1963 to 1965. She was chief law clerk to the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1965 to 1966, and was an assistant prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Michigan from 1967 to 1972. She then returned to private practice until 1973. Hackett served as a United States Magistrate for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1973 to 1984. She then resumed private practice until 1986, when she was briefly acting chief of the Appellate Division of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On February 11, 1986, Hackett was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Judge Charles Wycliffe Joiner. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 1986, and received her commission on April 7, 1986. She assumed senior status on April 8, 1997. Hackett served in that capacity until her retirement on March 1, 2000.[1]

Post judicial service[edit]

After her retirement from the bench, Hackett engaged in the private practice of law in Venice, Florida. She remains licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, having been a licensed attorney since 1951.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hackett, Barbara Kloka - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ "Hon. Barbara K. Hackett". State Bar of Michigan. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Wycliffe Joiner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1986–1997
Succeeded by
George Caram Steeh III