Dana L. Christensen

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Dana Lewis Christensen
Dana L. Christensen District Judge.jpg
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana
Assumed office
March 19, 2013
Preceded by Richard F. Cebull
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana
Assumed office
December 6, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Donald W. Molloy
Personal details
Born Dana Lewis Christensen
(1951-03-23) March 23, 1951 (age 66)
New York City, New York
Education Stanford University B.A.
University of Montana School of Law J.D.

Dana Lewis Christensen (born May 23, 1951) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York City,[1] Christensen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor in 1976 from the University of Montana School of Law.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Christensen has worked in private practice at various firms in Montana since 1977. He has been a civil litigator and a named partner at a firm in Kalispell, Montana since 1996.[2] Among other things, he worked in the area of insurance defense.[4][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 4, 2011, President Obama nominated Christensen to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Montana that was vacated by Judge Donald W. Molloy, who assumed senior status in August 2011.[5] Christensen's nomination was reported from the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on October 6, 2011. The Senate confirmed his nomination on December 5, 2011 by voice vote. He received his commission on December 6, 2011. He became Chief Judge on March 19, 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dana L. Christensen". lawyers.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Six Judges to United States District Courts". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Christensen, Dana Lewis - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  4. ^ Scott, Tristan (February 12, 2011). "Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen nominated to replace Judge Molloy". Missoulian. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Donald W. Molloy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Richard F. Cebull
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana
2013–present