James Maxwell Moody

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James Maxwell Moody
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
In office
October 1, 2008 – March 7, 2014
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
In office
August 14, 1995 – October 1, 2008
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Henry Woods
Succeeded by Kristine Gerhard Baker
Personal details
Born 1940 (age 77–78)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Education University of Arkansas (B.S.I.M.)
University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D.)

James Maxwell Moody (born 1940) is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Moody was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Information Management degree from the University of Arkansas in 1962. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1964. He was in private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1964 and from 1966 to 1995. Between 1964 and 1966 he served in the United States Army.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Moody was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 27, 1995, to a seat vacated by Henry Woods. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1995, and received his commission on August 14, 1995. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2008, and retired on March 7, 2014.

Son[edit]

His son, James Maxwell Moody, Jr., serves as a judge on the same court. Moody had previously indicated he would retire from the court when his son was confirmed by the Senate. He later retired on March 7, 2014.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Woods
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
1995–2008
Succeeded by
Kristine Gerhard Baker