Michael Scudder

Hon. Michael Scudder

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Born 1971 in Fort Wayne, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on February 15, 2018, to a seat vacated by Richard Allen Posner. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 2018, and received commission on May 21, 2018.

Education:
St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana, B.B.A., 1993
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1998-1999
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1999-2000
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000-2002
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 2002-2006
Counselor to the deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006
Associate counsel, President George W. Bush, 2007
General counsel, National Security Council, and senior associate counsel, President George W. Bush, 2007-2009
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2009-2018