J. Curtis Joyner
James Curtis Joyner (born 1948) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2011 until he took senior status.
Born in Newberry, South Carolina, Joyner received a B.S. from Central State University, Ohio in 1971 and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1974. He also attended the National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno. He was a Legal publications specialist, U.S. Office of the Federal Register, Washington, D.C. from 1974 to 1975. He was in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1987. He was an Assistant district attorney of Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1980. He was a chief deputy district attorney of Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1980 to 1984, and first assistant district attorney of that jurisdiction from 1984 to 1987. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, 15th Judicial District, Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1992.
On November 5, 1991, Joyner was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 8, 1992, and received his commission on April 13, 1992. He took senior status on May 1, 2013.
- J. Curtis Joyner at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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