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Name  Anthony Trenga

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Education  University of Virginia School of Law, Princeton University

Anthony John Trenga (born 1949) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.



Trenga was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1967 and received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University in 1971. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1974. He was a law clerk to Judge Ted Dalton of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia from 1974 to 1975.


From 1975 to 1987, Trenga was in private practice in Washington, D.C. with the law firm Sachs, Greenebaum & Tayler, becoming a partner in 1982. He was managing partner at Hazel & Thomas in Alexandria, Virginia from 1987 to 1998, and back in the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2008 with Miller & Chevalier.

Federal judicial service

Trenga is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. Trenga was nominated by President George W. Bush on July 17, 2008, to a seat vacated by Walter Kelley. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 2008, and received his commission on October 14, 2008.

Notable cases

In October 2009, Trenga set aside the jury conviction of two top sales people at Teach me to Trade, a part of Whitney Information Network, which uses infomercials and hotel seminars across the country to sell courses and software on making money in the stock market. In a 51-page ruling, Trenga said prosecutors failed to show Utah residents Linda Woolf and David Gengler had been part of any fraud scheme.

On March 24, 2017, Trenga was the first federal judge to rule in favor of the Trump administration's executive order that limits travel from six Muslim-majority countries.


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