Jennifer Zipps

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Jennifer Guerin Zipps
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Assumed office
October 5, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by John Roll
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
2005 – October 5, 2011
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Ashland, Ohio
Education University of Arizona B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center J.D.

Jennifer Guerin Zipps (born 1964) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Zipps formerly had served as a United States Magistrate Judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Ashland, Ohio, Zipps earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor in 1990 from Georgetown University Law Center.[1] From 1990 until 1991, she served as a law clerk for Judge William C. Canby, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

From 1991 until 1995, Zipps worked as a litigation associate for the firm Molloy, Jones & Donahue in Tucson, Arizona.[1] From 1999 until 2005, she served as a federal prosecutor. She was an Assistant United States Attorney, serving as chief of the Civil Division in 2002 and the Chief Assistant United States Attorney from 2002 until 2005.[1] In 2005, she became a United States Magistrate Judge in Arizona.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 23, 2011, President Obama nominated Zipps to a seat on the United States District of Arizona, to replace Judge John Roll, who was killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting.[3] On September 8, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported her nomination to the Senate floor by voice vote. The United States Senate confirmed Zipps by unanimous consent on October 3, 2011. She received her judicial commission on October 5, 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (June 23, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court Bench". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Zipps, Jennifer Guerin - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (June 23, 2011). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John Roll
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
2011–present
Incumbent