Judge Bios

Jackson, Amy Berman

Appointed: June 2, 2011

The investiture of Amy Berman Jackson as a District Judge was held at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, June 2. With Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth presiding, the oath was administered by The Honorable Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Deputy Attorney General James Cole presented the Commission. Robert Trout of Trout Cacheris, Roxane Marenberg of Cisco Systems, Inc., and William D. Dolan of Venable all provided remarks.

Prior to her investiture, Judge Jackson was a Member of Trout Cacheris, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in complex criminal and civil trials and appeals, and earlier, she was a partner at Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti. From 1980 to 1986, Judge Jackson served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she received Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for her work on high profile murder and sexual assault cases. She has been a regular teacher at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy workshop. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harrison L. Winter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Jackson received her J.D. cum laude in 1979 from Harvard Law School and her A.B. cum laude in 1976 from Harvard College.