Legrome D. Davis
Legrome Derek Davis
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
|Assumed office |
September 28, 2017
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
April 23, 2002 – September 28, 2017
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Edmund V. Ludwig|
Legrome Derek Davis
1952 (age 66–67)
|Education||Princeton University (B.A.)|
Rutgers School of Law - Camden (J.D.)
Legrome Derek Davis (born 1952) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Education and career
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law - Camden in 1976. Davis was an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia from 1977 to 1980. After leaving the D.A.'s office Judge Davis spent a year as an attorney for the Pennsylvania Crime Commission. He returned to the D.A.'s office from 1981 to 1987, before spending a year in the general counsel's office at the University of Pennsylvania. He was briefly in private practice in Pennsylvania in 1987. He was elected a judge on the court of common pleas in Philadelphia, where he served from 1987 to 2002.
District court service
On January 23, 2002, Davis was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Edmund V. Ludwig. Davis was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 18, 2002, and received commission on April 23, 2002. He assumed senior status on September 28, 2017.
- "The President Nominates Francis M. Allegra and Legrome D. Davis to serve on the Federal Bench". The White House. July 30, 1998.
- Legrome D. Davis at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Edmund V. Ludwig
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania