United States Sixth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states and territories:

Kentucky
Tennessee
 Michigan Ohio

Court of Appeals

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

 

JudgeCourtCommissionRace / EthnicityStatusGender
Amul Roger Thumper
Sixth Circuit5/25/2017Asian-American/Pacific IslanderActiveMale
Bernice B. DonaldSixth Circuit9/8/2011African-AmericanActiveFemale
Damon J. KeithSixth Circuit10/21/1977African-AmericanSenior Status
5/1/95
Male
Eric L. ClaySixth Circuit8/1/1997African-AmericanActiveMale
R. Guy Cole, Jr.Sixth Circuit12/26/1995African-AmericanActiveMale

District Courts

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.

There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.

 

JudgeCourtCommissionRace/EthnicityStatusGender
Algenon MarbleyOhio (SD)11/7/1997African-AmericanActiveMale
Anna Diggs TaylorMichigan (ED)11/2/1979African-AmericanSenior Status
12/31/98
Female
Benita PearsonOhio (ND)12/27/2010African-AmericanActiveFemale
Curtis Lynn CollierTennessee (ED)5/10/1995African-AmericanSenior Status
10/31/14
Male
Denise Page HoodMichigan (ED)6/16/1994African-AmericanActiveFemale
Gershwin Allen DrainMichigan (ED)8/8/2012African-AmericanActiveMale
John T. Fowlkes, Jr.Tennessee (WD)8/1/2012African-AmericanActiveMale
Julian A. Cook, Jr.Michigan (ED)9/23/1978African-AmericanTerminated/Death
5/16/17
Male
Linda Vivienne ParkerMichigan (ED)3/17/2014African-AmericanActiveFemale
Solomon Oliver, Jr.***Ohio (ND)5/9/1994African-AmericanActiveMale
Victoria RobertsMichigan (ED)6/29/1998African-AmericanActiveFemale
Waverly David Crenshaw Jr.
Tennessee (MD)4/12/2016
African-AmericanActiveMale
William Joseph Haynes, Jr.***Tennessee (MD)11/15/1999African-AmericanTerminated/Retired
1/16/17
Male

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District± LGBT*** Current Chief Judge
Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2017.

Active Article III Judges

Click below to view a complete list of Article III judges based on race, ethnicity or find out which president appointed them.
 


African-American

Asian-American
& Pacific Islander

Hispanic/Latino

Native American

LGBT

Presidential
Appointment

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