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Senate Approves Judicial Nomination of Elizabeth Dillon

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.

Yesterday, the US Senate confirmed the nomination of Salem attorney Elizabeth Dillon to replace Judge Wilson, who retired in August.  Judge Dillon will be the first female judge in the Western District of Virginia.  Like her predecessor and the author of this blog, Judge Dillon is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.

VirginiaDillon has been a practicing attorney in the Roanoke/Salem area for many years is also a former city attorney for the City of Roanoke.  President Obama nominated Dillon on September 18, 2014, after Virginia's two senators had recommended her and Ward Armstrong for the spot.  The Virginia Lawyers Weekly article about the confirmation is here.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has published Judge Dillon's answers to written questions submitted by Senators, including Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Ted Cruz.  Many of the questions are overtly political and most of the answers are boilerplate, but there were some interesting parts.  For example, this is how Judge Dillon described the most important attribute of a judge:

"The most important attribute of a judge is to have the utmost respect for the tremendous responsibility of the position. A judge who recognizes and respects the responsibility of the position will respect the rule of law, the litigants, and the lawyers, and will serve with integrity, fairness, and impartiality. I have the utmost respect for the tremendous responsibility of the position and would be honored to serve should I be confirmed."

We are looking forward to Judge Dillon's tenure as the newest federal judge in the Western District of Virginia.

Copyright © 2023 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume IV, Number 351
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Jason Hicks, Antitrust Attorney, Womble Carlyle, Government Contracting Lawyer
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Jason Hicks is a member of the Firm's Antitrust, Distribution and Franchise Law Practice Group. Jason has experience litigating cases and counseling clients in a wide variety of matters involving federal and state antitrust laws, franchise and dealer protection statutes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, advertising laws and regulations, industry-specific trade regulations, contract disputes, business torts, and constitutional law. Jason's practice focuses on helping clients efficiently and effectively move their products through various levels of distribution by developing strategies...

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