Marcia G. Cooke


Sumter, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Prior Employment: 

Staff attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, Detroit, Michigan, 1978-1979
Deputy public defender, Legal Aid and Defender Association, Detroit, Michigan, 1979-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1980-1983
Private practice, Michigan, 1983-1984
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1992-1999; executive assistant U.S. attorney, 1992-1994; director of professional development and training, 1992, 1994-1999
Chief inspector general, Executive Office of Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida, 1999-2002
Assistant county attorney, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2002-2004


Name of School: 
Georgetown University
Degree Year: 
Name of School - Second: 

Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the nation's eighth largest metropolitan area and one of just two public law schools in the state of Michigan. Located on a beautiful 203-acre campus in the heart of Michigan's legal, economic, and cultural capital, the Law School blends cutting-edge legal theory with real-world practice skills. Its graduates serve at the highest levels of law and government. Its faculty are dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars known nationally and internationally for their contributions to legal study. Its students display a diversity of backgrounds and interests. And its location - minutes away from courts, major law firms, government agencies, corporate headquarters, and the nation's busiest international border - offers unrivaled opportunities in employment, hands-on experience, and public service.

Degree - Second: 
Degree Year - Second: 

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Commission Date: 
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1984-1992