David S. Tatel

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David S. Tatel
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Assumed office
October 7, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Personal details
Born (1942-03-16) March 16, 1942 (age 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Chicago

David S. Tatel (born March 16, 1942) is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994.[1]

Career[edit]

Tatel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Following law school, he served as an instructor at the University of Michigan Law School and then joined Sidley Austin in Chicago. Since then, he served as founding director of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Director of the National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare during the Carter Administration. Returning to private practice in 1979, Tatel joined Hogan & Hartson, where he founded and headed the firm's education practice until his appointment to the D.C. Circuit. While on sabbatical from Hogan & Hartson, Tatel spent a year as a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He also presently serves as Acting Counsel for the Legal Services Corporation.

Personal life[edit]

Tatel serves as co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and the National Academy of Education. He chaired the Board of The Spencer Foundation from 1990 to 1997 and the Board of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 2005 to 2009. Tatel and his wife, Edith, have four children and eight grandchildren.

Tatel has been blind since 1972 due to retinitis pigmentosa.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Slavin, Barbara (July 28, 1994). "A Judge of Character". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ [2] Tillman, Zoe. "John Payton, 'Champion of Equality,' Remembered." The Blog of the Legal Times, April 16, 2012 (National Law Journal photo by Diego M. Radzinschi).

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1994–present
Incumbent