Luis Felipe Restrepo

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Luis Felipe Restrepo
L. Felipe Restrepo senate judiciary hearing.jpg
Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo and Senator Toomey during Judge Restrepo's Senate Judiciary Hearing
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Assumed office
January 13, 2016
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Anthony Joseph Scirica
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
June 19, 2013 – January 13, 2016
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Anita B. Brody
Personal details
Born Luis Felipe Restrepo
1959 (age 57–58)
Medellín, Colombia
Education University of Pennsylvania B.A.
Tulane University Law School J.D.

Luis Felipe Restrepo (born 1959) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Restrepo was born in Medellín, Colombia, and was raised in northern Virginia. He was sworn in as a United States Citizen on September 7, 1993.[1] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctor in 1986 from Tulane Law School. Restrepo began his legal career as a law clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project. From 1987 to 1990, he served as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1993. He was a partner at the law firm of Krasner & Restrepo from 1993 to 2006. From 2006 to 2013, he served as a United States Magistrate Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he presided over a variety of criminal and civil matters.[2] He has served in a variety of teaching positions; since 1993 he has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Trial Advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law. From 1997 to 2009 he served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Trial Advocacy at University of Pennsylvania Law School and in the summer of 1992 he served as an Adjunct Professor teaching a course in Criminal Justice at Peirce College.[3][4]

Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo

Federal judicial service[edit]

Service on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania[edit]

On November 27, 2012, President Obama nominated Restrepo to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to the seat vacated by Judge Anita B. Brody, who took senior status on June 8, 2009.[2] On January 2, 2013, his nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 3, 2013, Obama renominated Restrepo to the same office.[5] The Senate confirmed his nomination on June 17, 2013, by voice vote. He received his commission on June 19, 2013.[4]

Service on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit[edit]

On November 12, 2014, Obama nominated Restrepo to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to the seat vacated by Anthony Joseph Scirica who took senior status on July 1, 2013.[6][7] On December 16, 2014 his nomination was returned to the President due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 7, 2015, President Obama renominated him to the same position.[8] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 10, 2015.[9] On July 9, 2015 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[10] On January 11, 2016 the United States Senate voted 82-6 in favor of his elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.[11] He received his commission on January 13, 2016. Judge Restrepo was President Obama's last appellate Court Judge to be confirmed by the Senate.[4]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Anita B. Brody
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2013–2016
Vacant
Preceded by
Anthony Joseph Scirica
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
2016–present
Incumbent