Thomas A. Varlan

Personal

Birthday: 
1956
Birthplace: 
Oak Ridge, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1981-1987
City law director, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1988-1998
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1998-2003

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, October 10, 2002; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Tennessee
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1978
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1981

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/14/2003
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