Kevin McNulty
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
July 18, 2012
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byGarrett Brown Jr.
Personal details
Born (1954-10-28) October 28, 1954 (age 68)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
EducationYale College (B.A.)
New York University School of Law (J.D.)

Kevin Charles McNulty (born October 28, 1954) is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Early life and education

Born October 28, 1954,[1] McNulty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Yale University and a Juris Doctor in 1983 from New York University School of Law.[2] After law school, McNulty served as a law clerk for Judge Frederick Bernard Lacey of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.[2][3]

Professional career

For three years at the start of his law career, McNulty served as an associate at a law firm. He then joined the United States Attorney's office in New Jersey, where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for over a decade.[2] While in the U.S. Attorney's office, McNulty served as deputy chief of the criminal division from 1992 until 1995, and chief of the appeals division from 1995 until 1998. In 1998, McNulty returned to private legal practice, serving as a partner in the Newark, New Jersey law firm Gibbons P.C.[2][3]

Federal judicial service

On December 16, 2011, President Obama nominated McNulty to a federal judgeship on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to fill the seat vacated by Judge Garrett Brown Jr., who assumed senior status on January 2, 2012.[4] McNulty is the brother in-law of New York senator Chuck Schumer. Senator Frank Lautenberg submitted McNulty's name for consideration late in the process, and some anonymous commentators suggested that it was a political move to ensure Lautenberg had the future support of Schumer.[5] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 14, 2012, and his nomination was reported to the floor on April 19, 2012, by voice vote, with Senator Lee recorded as voting no. On July 16, 2012, the Senate confirmed McNulty's nomination by a 91–3 vote.[6] He received his commission on July 18, 2012.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Attorney Kevin McNulty – Lawyer in Newark NJ". www.lawyercentral.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US District Court". whitehouse.gov. December 16, 2011. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via National Archives.
  3. ^ a b c "McNulty, Kevin – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. Archived from the original on November 5, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. December 16, 2011. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via National Archives.
  5. ^ Margolin, Josh (December 26, 2011). "Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ". Archived from the original on October 28, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Kevin McNulty, of New Jersey, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey)". www.senate.gov. Archived from the original on May 24, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
Legal offices Preceded byGarrett Brown Jr. Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2012–present Incumbent