Judge Albert Diaz

Born 1960 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 4, 2009, to a seat vacated by William W. Wilkins, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 2010, and received commission on December 22, 2010.

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1983
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Boston University, M.S., 1993

Professional Career:
Prosecutor, defense counsel & chief review officer, Legal Services Support Section, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1988-1991
Appellate government counsel, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991-1995; reserve appellate defense counsel, 1995-2000
Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1995-2001 
Reserve military judge, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 2000-2005
Superior court judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 2001-2005
Reserve appellate military judge, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2005-2006
Special superior court judge, North Carolina Business Court, 2005-2010