Dominic W. Lanza

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Dominic W. Lanza
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Assumed office
September 10, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded bySusan Ritchie Bolton
Personal details
Born1976 (age 42–43)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican[1]
EducationDartmouth College (AB)
Harvard University (JD)

Dominic William Lanza (born 1976) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona

Education and early career[edit]

Lanza earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor and transition chair of the Harvard Law Review. While in college, he was an All-Ivy League, All-America, and Academic All-America football player and was named the outstanding member of his graduating class.

After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced for five years as an associate in the constitutional and appellate law practice group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Before becoming a judge, Lanza served as Chief and Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 23, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lanza to become a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.[2] On January 24, 2018, his nomination was sent to the United States Senate. He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Susan Ritchie Bolton, who took senior status on September 1, 2016.[3] On March 7, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[4] On April 19, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 16–5 vote.[5] On September 6, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by a 60–35 vote.[6] He received his judicial commission on September 10, 2018.

Memberships[edit]

He has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2015.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lanza is the younger brother of popular Survivor fandom writer Mario J. Lanza.[7] Lanza's father was a personal injuries attorney.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Dominic W. Lanza, page 5.
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Tenth Wave of Judicial Nominees" White House, January 23, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, January 24, 2018
  4. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for March 7, 2018
  5. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – April 19, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  6. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Dominic W. Lanza, of Arizona, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona)". United States Senate. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mario Lanza on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mario Lanza on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Susan Ritchie Bolton
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
2018–present
Incumbent