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President Obama Names John A. Gibney to United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated John A. Gibney for a seat on the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. 

“I am pleased to nominate this dedicated public servant to serve on the United States District Court,” said President Obama. “He has an outstanding record of excellence and integrity and has exhibited a strong dedication to the rule of law throughout his career.  I am confident he will serve the people of Virginia with distinction.” 

John A. Gibney, Jr.: Nominee for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
John A. Gibney, Jr. is a civil litigator with the firm of ThompsonMcMullan in Richmond, Virginia, which he joined as a shareholder in 2003.  During more than 30 years of practice in Richmond, Gibney has represented businesses, local governments, constitutional offices, and private individuals in a broad variety of matters in state and federal courts.  Gibney began his legal career as a law clerk to Justice (later Chief Justice) Harry L. Carrico of the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1976 to 1978, and he subsequently served as an Assistant Attorney General of Virginia from 1982 to 1984.  He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1973 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976.