Madeline Cox Arleo

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Madeline Cox Arleo
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
November 21, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Dennis M. Cavanaugh
Personal details
Born Madeline Elizabeth Cox
(1963-11-25) November 25, 1963 (age 54)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Residence Caldwell, New Jersey
Education Rutgers University (B.A., M.A.)
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)

Madeline Elizabeth Cox Arleo (born November 25, 1963[1]) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and a former United States Magistrate Judge of the same court.

Biography[edit]

Arleo was born in 1963 in Jersey City, New Jersey.[2] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Rutgers College and a Master of Arts degree in 1986 from Rutgers University. She received a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, in 1989 from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Review.[3] She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Marie L. Garibaldi of the New Jersey Supreme Court, from 1989 to 1990. She worked at the law firm of Clapp & Eisenberg from 1990 to 1994 and at the law firm of Barry & McMoran from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2000, she was a partner at the law firm of Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry, LLP, where her practice focused on civil litigation in Federal and State courts. From 2000 to 2014, she served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey.[4][5]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 26, 2014, President Obama nominated Arleo to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, to the seat vacated by Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh, who retired on January 31, 2014.[6] On July 29, 2014 a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary was held on her nomination.[7] On September 18, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[8] On November 18, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on her nomination. On Wednesday November 19, 2014 cloture was invoked by a vote of 56-40.[9] On Thursday, November 20, 2014 the Senate confirmed her nomination by voice vote. She received her judicial commission on November 21, 2014.[10][5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Dennis M. Cavanaugh
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
2014–present
Incumbent