Stephanie Dawn Thacker

Personal

Birthday: 
1965
Birthplace: 
Huntington, WV
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1990-1992
Assistant attorney general, Environmental Division, State of West Virginia, 1992
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1992-1994, 2006-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of West Virginia, 1994-1999
Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999-2006; trial attorney, 1999-2002; deputy chief for litigation, 2002-2004; principal deputy chief, 2004-2006

Given name at birth: Stephanie Dawn Young

Education

Name of School: 
Marshall University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1987
Name of School - Second: 

West Virginia University Law School

The West Virginia University College of Law offers a curriculum which blends skills, perspectives, and substantive law courses in a supportive learning environment. WVU is recognized nationally as a leader in providing a student-centered learning experience. The Law Center provides access to the Internet through a wireless network and has other state-of-the-art technology, including connections for laptops at each seat in the classrooms, web access at each carrel in the library, and video conferencing and distance learning facilities. Our graduates are employed at the major law firms in West Virginia, are members of the judiciary, and hold important positions in government. They are also in major law firms from New York City to Hong Kong, Rome to Pittsburgh and San Diego to Richmond. Many graduates also run their own offices and work tirelessly for those who have little or no money but desperately need legal representation.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1990

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/17/2012
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