James Larry Edmondson

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James Edmondson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Assumed office
July 15, 2012
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
June 1, 2002 – May 31, 2009
Preceded by R. Lanier Anderson III
Succeeded by Joel Fredrick Dubina
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
May 7, 1986 – July 15, 2012
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Albert John Henderson
Succeeded by Julie E. Carnes
Personal details
Born James Larry Edmondson
(1947-07-14) July 14, 1947 (age 70)
Jasper, Georgia
Education Emory University (B.A.)
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)

James Larry Edmondson (born July 14, 1947) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Born in Jasper, Georgia, Edmondson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1968, a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1971, and a Master of Laws in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990.[2]

Edmondson clerked for Judge Sidney Oslin Smith Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia from 1971 to 1973. He was an attorney in private practice in Jasper during 1973, and in Lawrenceville, Georgia from 1973 to 1986. Edmondson also taught as a law professor at the University of Georgia from 1975 to 1984.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 26, 1986, Edmondson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. vacated by Judge Albert John Henderson. Edmondson was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 29, 1986, and received his commission on May 7, 1986. He served as Chief Judge from 2002 to 2009. Edmondson assumed senior status on July 15, 2012.[2]

Notable case[edit]

In 2000, Edmondson, as part of a 3-judge panel with Judges Joel Fredrick Dubina and Charles R. Wilson, issued the opinion that ultimately led to Elian Gonzalez being sent back to Cuba to be reunited with his father.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's who in the South and Southwest". Marquis Who's Who. 24 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c "Edmondson, James Larry - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert John Henderson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1986–2012
Succeeded by
Julie E. Carnes
Preceded by
R. Lanier Anderson III
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2002–2009
Succeeded by
Joel Fredrick Dubina