James Kelleher Bredar

Personal

Birthday: 
1957
Birthplace: 
Omaha, NE
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Richard P. Matsch, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983-1984
Deputy district attorney, Fourteenth Judicial District, Colorado, 1984-1985
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Colorado, 1985-1989
Assistant federal public defender, District of Colorado, 1989-1991, 1992
Director, London office, Vera Institute of Justice, 1991-1992
Federal public defender, District of Maryland, 1992-1998

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1979
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1982

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Court Name: 

Maryland District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/17/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1998-2010

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