Beverly B. Martin

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Beverly B. Martin
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
January 28, 2010 – September 30, 2021
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byR. Lanier Anderson III
Succeeded byvacant
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
August 3, 2000 – February 1, 2010
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byGeorge Ernest Tidwell
Succeeded byLeigh Martin May
Personal details
Born (1955-08-07) August 7, 1955 (age 66)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationStetson University (BA)
University of Georgia School of Law (JD)

Beverly Baldwin Martin (born August 7, 1955) is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Macon, Georgia, Martin graduated from Stratford Academy in 1973 before attending Mercer University for one year from 1972 to 1973. She subsequently transferred to Stetson University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. She earned a Juris Doctor from University of Georgia School of Law in 1981.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Martin was in private practice with the firm of Martin Snow, LLP in Georgia from 1981 to 1984, and was also an assistant attorney general in the State Law Department of the Office of Attorney General of Georgia from 1984 to 1994. She was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1994 to 1997 and United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1997 to 2000.[1][2]

Federal judicial career[edit]

Northern District of Georgia[edit]

On the recommendation of Senator Max Cleland, Martin was nominated on March 27, 2000, by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by George Ernest Tidwell. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16, 2000, and received her commission on August 3, 2000. Her service terminated on February 1, 2010, due to elevation to the Eleventh Circuit.[1]

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit[edit]

On June 19, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martin to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[3] The United States Senate confirmed Martin's nomination in a 97–0 vote on January 20, 2010. She received her commission on January 28, 2010.[1] She retired from active service on September 30, 2021.[4] On October 4, 2021, Martin became the executive director at the New York University School of Law's Center on Civil Justice.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Martin, Beverly Baldwin". Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "United States Senate Committee for the Judiciary Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees" (PDF). United States Senate. June 19, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  3. ^ "President Obama Nominates Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. for the Third Circuit, and Judge Beverly B. Martin for United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit" (Press release). White House Office of the Press Secretary. June 19, 2009. Archived from the original on March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Rankin, Bill (May 18, 2021). "Judge to leave Atlanta appeals court, giving President Biden a vacancy to fill". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on May 19, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Judge Beverly Martin to join Center on Civil Justice as executive director" (Press release). New York University School of Law. October 4, 2021. Archived from the original on October 6, 2021. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Zoppo, Avalon (October 5, 2021). "Retired 11th Circuit Judge Beverly Martin Named Executive Director of NYU Law's Center on Civil Justice". New York Law Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2021.

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Legal offices
Preceded by Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
2000–2010
Succeeded by
Preceded by Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2010–2021
Vacant