The President is announcing his intent to nominate two individuals to federal district courts and one individual to the United States Court of Federal Claims—all of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution.

These choices also continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country—both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.

This will be President Biden’s thirtieth round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 157.

United States District Court Announcements

  1. Judge Kato Crews: Candidate for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Judge Kato Crews has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado since 2018. Judge Crews was previously a founding partner of Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP from 2013 to 2018, and a founding partner of Mastin Hoffman & Crews LLC from 2011 to 2013. Judge Crews was an associate at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP from 2001 to 2008 and a partner from 2008 to 2010. From 2000 to 2001, he was a staff attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in Denver, Colorado. Judge Crews received his J.D. from the University of Arizona in 2000, and his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997.

2. Jabari Wamble: Candidate for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas

Jabari Wamble has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas since 2011. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Wamble was an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.  He was also an Assistant District Attorney for the Johnson County, Kansas District Attorney’s Office from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Wamble received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2006 and his B.S. from the University of Kansas in 2002.

United States Court of Federal Claims Announcement

  1. Molly Silfen: Candidate for the United States Court of Federal Claims

Molly Silfen has served as an Associate Solicitor in the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2013. From 2021 to January 2023, she was detailed to serve as a counsel on the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Ms. Silfen previously served as an appellate attorney in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice from 2015 to 2016. Ms. Silfen was an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner LLP from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2010 to 2013. She served as a law clerk to Judge Alan D. Lourie on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2008 to 2010. Ms. Silfen received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2006 and her B.S. from Yale University in 2002.


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