Sara Lynn Darrow

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Sara Lynn Darrow
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Assumed office
August 3, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Joe Billy McDade
Personal details
Born (1970-07-29) July 29, 1970 (age 46)
Pontiac, Michigan
Education Marquette University B.A.
Saint Louis University School of Law J.D.

Sara Lynn Darrow (born July 29, 1970)[citation needed] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. She was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, where she was chief of the violent crimes section.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Darrow earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from Marquette University and her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1997.[2]

Legal career[edit]

After graduating from law school, Darrow worked in the law offices of Clarence Darrow in Rock Island, Illinois.[3] Between 1999 and 2003, she worked in the Henry County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office in Cambridge, Illinois. In 2003 Darrow became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois where she prosecuted significant criminal cases involving firearms, drugs, gangs, fraud, money laundering, and corruption.[1][2]

Judicial service[edit]

On the recommendation of Senator Dick Durbin, Darrow was nominated to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois by President Barack Obama on November 17, 2010 to fill a vacancy created by Judge Joe Billy McDade, who assumed senior status.[3] The United States Senate confirmed Darrow by unanimous consent on August 2, 2011,[4] and she received her commission the next day.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Six to the United States District Court, 11/17/10". Office of the Press Secretary. The White House. November 17, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Darrow, Sara Lynn - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ a b "Durbin: White House Nominates Darrow to Fill Federal Judgeship in Central District". United States Senator Dick Durbin. November 17, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joe Billy McDade
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
2011–present
Incumbent