George Levi Russell III

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George Levi Russell III
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Assumed office
May 22, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Peter Jo Messitte
Personal details
Born George Levi Russell III
1965 (age 51–52)
Baltimore, Maryland
Education Morehouse College B.A.
University of Maryland School of Law J.D.

George Levi Russell III (born 1965)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.[2]

Biography[edit]

George Levi Russell III was born in Baltimore, Maryland.[1] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1988. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1991. He served as a law clerk for Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals from 1991 to 1992. He worked at Hazel & Thomas PC from 1992 to 1994. He served as an assistant United States Attorney from 1994 to 1999 handling civil matters. He worked at the law firm of Peter G. Angelos, PC from 2000 to 2002. He again served as an assistant United States Attorney from 2002 to 2007 handling criminal cases. He was appointed as an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Maryland in Baltimore where he served from 2007 until 2012.[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 10, 2011, President Obama nominated George Levi Russell III to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.[3] He would replace Judge Peter Jo Messitte who took senior status in 2008. He received his hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2012 and his nomination was reported to the floor on February 16, 2012 by voice vote, with Senator Mike Lee recording the only no vote. On May 14, 2012, the Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote. He received his commission on May 22, 2012.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter Jo Messitte
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
2012–present
Incumbent