Paul D. Borman

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Paul D. Borman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 10, 1994
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Stewart Albert Newblatt
Personal details
Born (1939-01-07) January 7, 1939 (age 76)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan (B.A., 1959)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1962)
Yale Law School (LL.M., 1964)

Paul D. Borman (born January 7, 1939) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, having been appointed in 1994.[1]

Borman was earlier an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Special Counsel to the Mayor of Detroit. For 15 years thereafter, he was Chief Federal Defender of the Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit from 1979 to 1994.[2] When he was appointed to be a federal judge, he became the first federal defender to be appointed to the federal bench.

He was also a Professor and Assistant Dean at Wayne State University Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School.

Early life and education[edit]

Borman was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and his father – Tom Borman – was president of Borman Food Stores, Inc.[3]

Borman graduated from Mumford High School in 1956.[2][4] He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1959.[2][5] He later received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1962, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1964.[2]

Borman became engaged to Susan Cohen, daughter of Manuel F. Cohen, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in early 1964, and married her in June of that year.[3][6]

Early career[edit]

Borman was a Staff Attorney of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1962 to 1963.[2] He was then an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the US Department of Justice from 1964 to 1965.[1][7] He later acted as Vice President and house counsel for Borman Food Stores, Inc.[2] Borman was a Special Counsel, Mayor's Development Team, Detroit, in 1967.[1] He was also Special Counsel to the Mayor of Detroit, Jerome Cavanagh, from 1967 to 1968.[1] He was an Assistant County Prosecutor, Wayne County, Michigan, from 1974 to 1975.[1]

He was Chief Federal Defender, Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit, from 1979 to 1994.[7] When he was appointed to be a federal judge, he became the first federal defender to be appointed to the federal bench.[8]

Law school teaching career[edit]

Borman was a Professor at Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1979.[7] He was an Assistant Dean at Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1973. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1994.[7]

Federal district court judge[edit]

On March 24, 1994, Borman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Stewart Albert Newblatt. Borman was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1994, and received his commission on August 10, 1994.[7]

On December 26, 2009, Judge Borman presided over the arraignment of Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, who was charged with an attempt to destroy an aircraft and with placing a destructive device in proximity to an aircraft, in connection with Northwest Airlines Flight 253.[9]

Writing[edit]

Borman is the co-author, with Professors Peter Henning, Jerold Israel, and Ellen Podgor, of the casebook White Collar Crime: Law and Practice.[7]

Awards[edit]

Borman is a member of the University of Michigan Hall of Fame.[2] He was given of the Jewish Federation’s Fred M. Butzel Award for Distinguished Community Service in 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Student Profile: The Honorable Paul D. Borman". University of Michigan Law School. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Paul D. Borman". University of Michigan Hall of Fame. 
  3. ^ a b "–". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Mumford High School. "Mumford HS class of 1956". 
  5. ^ Michiganensian. 
  6. ^ "–". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Judge Paul D. Borman". United States District Court – Eastern Michigan District. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Shane, Scott, Schmitt, Eric and Lipton, Eric (December 26, 2009). "U.S. Charges Suspect, Eyeing Link to Qaeda in Yemen". The New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Stewart Albert Newblatt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1994–present
Incumbent