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Jill A. Pryor

Jill Pryor
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Assumed office
September 9, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Stanley Birch
Personal details
Born (1963-03-24) March 24, 1963
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Yale University

Jill Anne Pryor (born March 24, 1963)[1] is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Federal judicial service 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


Pryor was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from the College of William & Mary, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in 1988, serving on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal. She then clerked for Judge James Larry Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1988 to 1989.[2]


Pryor joined the firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP as an associate in 1989, becoming a partner in 1997, a position she held before going on the bench. In private practice, she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. She has served on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors and on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Legal Services Program. She has served as President of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Appellate Practice Section. Additionally, Pryor was formerly a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers.[3]

Federal judicial service

On February 16, 2012,

On January 3, 2013, she was renominated to the same judgeship.[5] She received a hearing before the full panel of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.[6] On June 19, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[7]

On July 30, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid motioned to invoke cloture on Pryor's nomination. On July 31, 2014, the Senate voted 58-33 for cloture on Pryor's nomination. On September 8, 2014 the Senate voted 97-0 in favor of final confirmation.[8] She received her judicial commission on September 9, 2014.[9] She took the oath of office on October 6, 2014.[10]

See also


  1. ^ Attorney Profile from
  2. ^ Nomination announcement from
  3. ^ Nomination announcement from
  4. ^ Nomination announcement from
  5. ^ Renomination announcement
  6. ^ "Judicial Nominations". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. 
  7. ^ "Executive Business Meeting". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 257. 
  9. ^ Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  10. ^ "Hon. Jill A. Pryor".  
Legal offices
Preceded by
Stanley Birch
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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