Chief 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. Served as chief judge, 2023-present.

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