Terrence G. Berg
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan|
December 7, 2012
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Arthur Tarnow|
|Born||August 1959 (age 57)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgetown University
Georgetown University Law Center
Terrence George Berg (born August 1959) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Berg received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1981. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. He served with distinction as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Law (formerly known as Law and Policy in International Business). He served as a law clerk to Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia from 1986 to 1987. He served as an associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton from 1987 to 1989. He has served as an assistant United States Attorney since 1989, except for a period from 1999 to 2003 when he served as Chief of the High Tech Crime Unit at the Michigan Department of the Attorney General. From 2008 to 2010, he served as interim United States Attorney. In 2010, he was detailed to be Acting First Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia. Beginning in 2011, until the time of his nomination to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, he was detailed to be the Professional Misconduct Review Unit at the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice.
Federal judicial service
On April 25, 2012, President Obama nominated Berg to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, to the seat vacated by Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. His nomination was forwarded by the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full United States Senate on July 12, 2012.
The United States Senate voted to confirm Berg in a voice vote on December 6, 2012. He received his commission on December 7, 2012.
On March 5, 2015 Judge Berg was shot in the leg during an attempted home robbery. The FBI offered a $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting. Berg's family immediately asked for calm due to the situation. Berg underwent surgery to repair the damage to his leg.
- Nomination announcement from whitehouse.gov
- Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
- Reuters (March 5, 2015). "Federal Judge Terrence Berg Shot In Detroit During Robbery Attempt". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Preuss, Andreas (March 6, 2015). "Federal judge shot in apparent robbery attempt in Detroit". CNN. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Hunter, George (March 6, 2015). "FBI offers $25,000 reward in judge's shooting". The Detroit News. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Baldas, Tresa (March 6, 2015). "Family of judge who was shot: Don't hate Detroit". USA Today. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Watson, Ursula (March 7, 2015). "Judge's surgery successful, uncertain if another needed". The Detroit News. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Terrence G. Berg at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan