Amy Berman Jackson is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Jackson was born on July 22, 1954, in Baltimore, Maryland. Further, she is Jewish. She is the daughter of Mildred (Sauber) and Barnett Berman, a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Likewise, she received her A.B. cum laude from Harvard College in 1976 and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1979.
After graduating from law school, Jackson served as a law clerk to Judge Harrison L. Winter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From 1980 to 1986, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. And there she received Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for her work on high-profile murder. Similarly, sexual assault cases in 1985 and 1986. From 1986 to 1994, Jackson was an associate and then a partner at Venable, Baetjer, Howard and Civiletti.
From 2000 until her appointment as a federal judge, Jackson was a member of the law firm Trout Cacheris & Solomon PLLC in Washington, D.C. where she specialized in complex litigation, criminal investigations and defense, criminal trials, civil trials, and appeals. In 2009 Jackson represented nine-term Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district William J. Jefferson in his corruption trial. Further, Jackson has served as an expert legal commentator for many news organizations, including Fox News Channel, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC.
Federal judicial service
On June 17, 2010, President Obama nominated Jackson to fill a vacant seat on the United States District Court. Likewise, that was for the District of Columbia that was created by the transition to senior status in 2007 by Judge Gladys Kessler. Similarly, her nomination lapsed at the end of 2010, but Obama renominated her on January 5, 2011. The United States Senate confirmed Jackson in a 97–0 vote on March 17, 2011. She received her commission the next day.
Jackson served on the board of the Washington D.C. Rape Crisis Center and has also been a member of the Parent Steering Committee of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders.
Jackson is married to Darryl W. Jackson, who worked in Export Enforcement as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for George W. Bush in 2005 after leaving the Arnold & Porter firm. They have a son, Matt Jackson.
- Full Name: Amy Berman Jackson
- Date of Birth: July 22, 1954
- Age: 65 years
- Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Spouse: Darryl Jackson
- Children: Matt Jackson
- Education: The Park School of Baltimore, Harvard College, Harvard Law School
- Net Worth: N/A
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