John Michael Seabright

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John Michael Seabright
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Assumed office
November 6, 2015
Preceded by Susan Oki Mollway
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Assumed office
April 28, 2005
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Alan Cooke Kay
Personal details
Born John Michael Seabright
1959 (age 57–58)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Education Tulane University B.A.
George Washington University Law School J.D.

John Michael Seabright (born 1959) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Seabright received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1984.

Career[edit]

He was in private practice in Hawaii from 1984 to 1987. He was an assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia from 1987 to 1990, and then held the same office in the District of Hawaii from 1990 to 2005, becoming a supervisory assistant United States Attorney in 2001. He was an Adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawaii in 1999, 2000, and 2002.

Judicial service[edit]

On February 14, 2005, Seabright was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii vacated by Alan Cooke Kay. Seabright was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27, 2005, and received his commission on April 28, 2005. He became Chief Judge on November 6, 2015 when Susan Oki Mollway assumed senior status.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Alan Cooke Kay
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
2005–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Susan Oki Mollway
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
2015–present