Judge Martha Maria Pacold

Judge Martha Maria Pacold

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 87-3 on July 31, 2019

  • Indiana University B.A., 1999
  • University of Chicago Law School J.D., 2002
  • Law clerk, Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2002-2003
  • Law clerk, Hon. Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003-2004
  • Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2004-2005
  • Counsel to the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2005-2006
  • Special assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 2006-2007
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-2017
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2017-2019
    • executive secretary, 2017
    • deputy general counsel, 2017-2019

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Hirono (D-HI), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ)