Judge Stephanie D. Thacker

Born 1965 in Huntington, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on September 8, 2011, to a seat vacated by M. Blane Michael. Confirmed by the Senate on April 16, 2012, and received commission on April 17, 2012.

Marshall University, B.A., 1987
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1990-1992
Assistant attorney general, Environmental Division, West Virginia, 1992
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1992-1994, 2006-2012
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of West Virginia, 1994-1999
U.S. Department of Justice, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 1999-2006; trial attorney, 1999-2002; deputy chief for litigation, 2002-2004; principal deputy chief, 2004-2006