Jill A. Pryor
Jill Anne Pryor
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
|Assumed office |
September 9, 2014
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Stanley F. Birch, Jr.|
|Born||March 24, 1963|
|Education||College of William & Mary (B.A.)|
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Jill Anne Pryor (born March 24, 1963) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Pryor was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from the College of William & Mary, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1988, serving on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal. She then clerked for Judge James Larry Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1988 to 1989.
Pryor joined the firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP as an associate in 1989, becoming a partner in 1997, a position she held before going on the bench. In private practice, she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. She has served on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors and on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Legal Services Program. She has served as President of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Appellate Practice Section. Additionally, Pryor was formerly a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers.
Federal judicial service
On February 16, 2012, President Obama nominated Pryor to be a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to replace Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr., who retired in 2010. Both of Georgia's United States senators refused to return the "blue slips" on her nomination, effectively blocking the nomination. On January 2, 2013, her nomination was returned to the President due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate.
On January 3, 2013, she was renominated to the same judgeship. She received a hearing before the full panel of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014. On June 19, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.
On July 30, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid motioned to invoke cloture on Pryor's nomination. On July 31, 2014, the Senate voted 58–33 for cloture on Pryor's nomination. On September 8, 2014 the Senate voted 97–0 in favor of final confirmation. She received her judicial commission on September 9, 2014. She took the oath of office on October 6, 2014.
- "Hon. Jill A. Pryor Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "President Obama Nominates Jill A. Pryor to Serve on the US Court of Appeals". 16 February 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "President Obama Re-nominates Thirty-Three to Federal Judgeships". 3 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "Judicial Nominations". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
- "Executive Business Meeting" (PDF). United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 257.
- "Pryor, Jill Anne – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "Hon. Jill A. Pryor". United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
- Jill A. Pryor at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Jill Pryor at Ballotpedia
Stanley F. Birch, Jr.
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit