Emin Toro

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Emin Toro
Judge of the United States Tax Court
Assuming office
Appointed byDonald Trump
SucceedingJoseph Robert Goeke
Personal details
Born (1974-11-10) November 10, 1974 (age 44)
EducationPalm Beach Atlantic University (BA)
University of North Carolina School of Law (JD)

Emin S. Toro (born November 10, 1974) is an American lawyer who is a Judge–Designate of the United States Tax Court.


Toro was born in Albania, the son of Lavdia and Sali Toro. His father was a director for a furniture manufacturing company and his mother was the artistic director for a puppet theater. While in his teens, he met Dan Burrell, a Royal Palm Beach minister who went to Albania for Christian mission work in an orphanage. Toro was chosen to be the interpreter. After the mission was over, Burrell invited Toro to accompany him to the United States and attend college there.[1]

Toro received a Bachelor of Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and was articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review.[2] After law school, Toro clerked for Judge Karen L. Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States. Toro is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He has been a partner at Covington & Burling since 2008.[3][4][5]

Nomination to tax court[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Trump nominated Toro to serve as a Judge of the United States Tax Court. He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Joseph Robert Goeke, whose term expired on April 21, 2018.[6] On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate.

On February 6, 2019, his re-nomination was sent to the Senate.[7] On May 23, the Senate Finance Committee favorably reported his nomination to the full Senate on a vote of 28–0.[8] On August 1, 2019, his nomination was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.[9]


  1. ^ "Grad From Albania Overcomes Hardships".
  2. ^ "Board of Editors". University of North Carolina Law Review. 78 (6). 2000. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Scarcella, Mike (May 9, 2019). "Ex-Thomas Clerk Emin Toro Sails Through Hearing for US Tax Court". Law.com. National Law Journal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals". whitehouse.gov. April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Emin Toro bio". Covington & Burling. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ten Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 10, 2018
  7. ^ "Twelve Nominations Sent to the Senate", The White House, February 6, 2019
  8. ^ Results of Executive Session to Consider Favorably Reporting the Nominations of David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2025 and Emin Toro, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, May 23, 2019
  9. ^ "PN368 - Nomination of Emin Toro for United States Tax Court, 116th Congress (2019-2020)". www.congress.gov. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Robert Goeke
Judge of the United States Tax Court