|Michael A. Chagares|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
April 20, 2006
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Michael Chertoff|
|Born||Michael A. Chagares
May 1, 1962
|Education||Gettysburg College (B.A.)
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
Michael A. Chagares (born May 1, 1962) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Chagares began his legal career from 1987 to 1988 as a law clerk for Judge Morton Greenberg on the Third Circuit. He now occupies the same seat Greenberg once held. Chagares was in private practice the next two years before joining the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1990. He rose to become chief of the Civil Division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey in 1999, but left the Justice Department in 2004 to return to private practice in New Jersey.
Federal judicial service
Chagares was nominated to the Third Circuit by President George W. Bush on January 25, 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Michael Chertoff, who resigned to become Secretary of Homeland Security. Chagares's nomination moved unusually swiftly through the United States Senate, and he was confirmed just over two months later on April 4, 2006 by a vote of 98-0. Chagares was the fifth judge appointed to the Third Circuit by Bush.
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|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit