Berle M. Schiller

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Berle M. Schiller
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
June 18, 2012
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
June 2, 2000 – June 18, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert S. Gawthrop III
Succeeded by Edward G. Smith
Personal details
Born Berle M. Schiller
1944 (age 72–73)
Brooklyn, New York
Education Bowdoin College B.A.
New York University School of Law J.D.

Berle M. Schiller (born 1944) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Schiller received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1968. He was in private practice of law in Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1969. He was a Deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania Department of Justice in 1971, returning to private practice from 1972 to 1993. He was a chief counsel to the Federal Transit Administration from 1994 to 1996, and was an appellate judge on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2000.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 11, 2000, Schiller was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Robert S. Gawthrop III. Schiller was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received his commission on June 2, 2000. He assumed senior status on June 18, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert S. Gawthrop III
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000–2012
Succeeded by
Edward G. Smith