John A. Gibney Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Assumed office
November 1, 2021
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
December 17, 2010 – November 1, 2021
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byRobert E. Payne
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
Born
John Adrian Gibney Jr.

(1951-10-27) October 27, 1951 (age 70)
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
EducationCollege of William & Mary (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)

John Adrian Gibney Jr. (born October 27, 1951) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Early life and education

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Gibney received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The College of William & Mary in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976. From 1976 until 1978, Gibney served as a law clerk for Justice Harry L. Carrico of the Supreme Court of Virginia.[1][2]

Professional career

From 1978 until 1982, Gibney was an associate at the now-dissolved Richmond, Virginia law firm Bell, Lacy & Baliles. From 1982 until 1984, Gibney served in the office of the attorney general for the commonwealth of Virginia in the litigation section as an assistant attorney general. From 1984 until 1987, he served as an associate at the now-dissolved Richmond law firm Lacy & Mehfoud. From 1987 until 2003, Gibney served as a shareholder (partner) in the Richmond law firm Shuford, Rubin & Gibney. From 2003 until his confirmation as a federal judge, he served as a partner and a civil litigator in the Richmond law firm Thompson McMullan.[2]

Federal judicial service

On September 30, 2009, Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner recommended Gibney for a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.[3] On April 14, 2010, President Obama nominated Gibney to the seat that had been created by the retirement of Judge Robert E. Payne, who had taken senior status in May 2007.[4] Gibney's nomination was approved by the Senate on December 16, 2010, during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress.[5] He received his commission on December 17, 2010.[2] He assumed senior status on November 1, 2021.

References

  1. ^ President Obama Names John A. Gibney to United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, whitehouse.gov (April 14, 2010).
  2. ^ a b c "Gibney, John Adrian, Jr. – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  3. ^ Mike Scarcella, ThompsonMcMullan Partner Recommended for Federal Judgeship in Virginia, The Blog of Legal Times (September 30, 2009).
  4. ^ Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal sent to the Senate, whitehouse.gov (April 14, 2010).
  5. ^ Senate confirms judicial nominees Politico
Legal offices Preceded byRobert E. Payne Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 2010–2021 Vacant