Judge Dabney Friedrich

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 97–3 on November 27, 2017

  • B.A., Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas 1988

  • Diploma in Legal Studies, University of Oxford, University College 1989

  • J.D., Yale Law School 1992

  • Law clerk, Hon. Thomas F. Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992-1994

  • Private practice, San Diego, California, 1994-1995

  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1995-1998

  • Border Crimes Section, 1995-1997

  • Department of Justice Campaign Financing Task Force, 1997-1998

  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Major Crimes and Fraud Sections, Eastern District of Virginia, 1998-2002

  • Counsel to U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2002-2003

  • Associate counsel to President George W. Bush, 2003-2006

  • Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2006-2017; staff member detailed to Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2017

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Gillibrand (D-NY), Sanders (I-VT), Warren (D-MA)

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