Christine Luchok Fallon
|Christine Luchok Fallon|
|16th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States|
|Assumed office |
March 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Frank D. Wagner|
|Alma mater||Columbus School of Law|
West Virginia University
Fallon earned her Bachelor's degree at West Virginia University in 1974, graduating magna cum laude. She earned her J.D. at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1977.
Early law career
Initially, Fallon practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee, Florida. From the years 1982 to 1989, Fallon served as a legal editor at the Research Institute of America in Washington, D.C., where she was in charge of the supervision of seven attorneys.
Deputy Reporter of Decisions
Fallon served as the Supreme Court's Deputy Reporter of Decisions from February 1989 until March 2011. She wrote syllabi and edited the opinions of the Court for release and publication in the United States Reports.
Reporter of Decisions
In March 2011, Fallon was promoted to the Supreme Court's Reporter of Decisions. She is the first woman to ever hold the position since its establishment in 1790. Over the course of her career, she has worked on many cases, including the Bush v. Gore case and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act case.
Fallon has been active in the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions, and has served as president, vice president, and secretary. She has also chaired and served on the Association's Education and Honors Committees.
Frank D. Wagner
| United States Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions