John A. Gibney Jr.

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John Gibney
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Assumed office
December 17, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Robert Payne
Personal details
Born (1951-10-27) October 27, 1951 (age 70)
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater College of William and Mary
University of Virginia

John Adrian Gibney Jr. (born October 27, 1951) is an American lawyer and judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Senate confirmed his appointment on 16 December 2010.

Early life and education

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Gibney received a bachelor's degree in English from The College of William & Mary in 1973 and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976. From 1976 until 1978, Gibney served as a law clerk for Justice Harry L. Carrico of the Supreme Court of Virginia.[1]

Professional career

From 1978 until 1982, Gibney was an associate at the now-dissolved Richmond, Virginia law firm Bell, Lacy & Baliles. From 1982 until 1984, Gibney served in the office of the attorney general for the commonwealth of Virginia in the litigation section as an assistant attorney general. From 1984 until 1987, he served as an associate at the now-dissolved Richmond law firm Lacy & Mehfoud.

From 1987 until 2003, Gibney served as a shareholder (partner) in the Richmond law firm Shuford, Rubin & Gibney.

From 2003 until his confirmation as a federal judge, he served as a partner and a civil litigator in the Richmond law firm ThompsonMcMullan.

Federal judicial service

On September 30, 2009, Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner recommended Gibney for a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.[2] On April 14, 2010, President Obama nominated Gibney to the seat that had been created by the retirement of Judge Robert E. Payne, who had taken senior status in May 2007.[3]

Gibney's nomination was approved by the Senate on December 16, 2010, during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress.[4] He received his commission on December 17, 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Payne
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
2010–present
Incumbent