R. Brooke Jackson

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R. Brooke Jackson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Assumed office
September 1, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Phillip S. Figa
Personal details
Born Richard Brooke Jackson
1947 (age 69–70)
Bozeman, Montana
Education Dartmouth College A.B.
Harvard Law School J.D.

Richard Brooke Jackson (born 1947), known professionally as R. Brooke Jackson, is a United States District Judge serving on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Jackson formerly had served as a Colorado state judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Bozeman, Montana, Jackson earned an Artium Baccalaureus from Dartmouth College in 1969. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 1972 from Harvard Law School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jackson spent 26 years with the law firm Holland & Hart, including as an associate from 1972 until 1978, and as a partner from 1978 until 1998.[2] Jackson was appointed to the state bench in 1998, and in 2003 was named Chief Judge for Colorado's First Judicial District, which covers Jefferson County, Colorado and Gilpin County, Colorado.[2][1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 29, 2010, President Obama nominated Jackson to a judicial seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Phillip S. Figa.[3] Jackson's nomination lapsed at the end of 2010. President Obama renominated him on January 5, 2011. The United States Senate confirmed him by unanimous consent on August 2, 2011.[4] He received his judicial commission on September 1, 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jackson, Richard Brooke - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ a b The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (September 29, 2010). "President Obama Names Two to the United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (September 29, 2010). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 9/29/10". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Phillip S. Figa
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
2011–present
Incumbent