Leo Theodore Sorokin

Personal

Birthday: 
1961
Birthplace: 
Hartford, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Rya W. Zobel, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1991-1992
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992-1994
Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1994-1997; opinions coordinator, 1996-1997
Assistant federal public defender, District of Massachusetts, 1997-2005

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 

Columbia Law School

Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1991

Judicial Career

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

Massachusetts District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/10/2014
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2005-2014; Chief Magistrate Judge, 2012-2014

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