Irene C. Berger
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia|
November 9, 2009
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||David Faber|
|Born||1954 (age 61–62)
Faraday, West Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||West Virginia University, Morgantown|
Irene Cornelia Berger (born 1954) is a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Early life and education
A native of Faraday, West Virginia in McDowell County, Berger graduated from West Virginia University in 1976 with a degree in mathematics and from West Virginia University College of Law in 1979.
After graduating from law school, Berger worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Charleston, where her clients largely were low-income individuals facing domestic, consumer and tenant-landlord disputes. She held that job from June 1979 until January 1982.
In May 1994, Berger joined the United States Attorney's office for the Southern District of West Virginia as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Federal judicial service
On July 8, 2009, Berger was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a United States District judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, to replace David A. Faber, who had taken senior status.
- Lawrence Smith, Manchin already seeking replacement for Berger, West Virginia Record (September 17, 2009).
- President Obama Nominates Irene Berger, Roberto Lange to Serve on the District Court Bench, whitehouse.gov (July 8, 2009).
- "On the Nomination (Confirmation Irene Cornelia Berger of West Virginia to be U.S. District Judge. )". United States Senate. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- Irene C. Berger at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia