|Appointed by Bill Clinton|
Preceded by William Thomas Hart
|Name Rebecca Pallmeyer|
|Born September 13, 1954 (age 61)
Tokyo, Japan (1954-09-13) |
Alma mater Valparaiso University University of Chicago Law School
Education University of Chicago Law School, Valparaiso University
Rebecca R. Pallmeyer (born September 13, 1954) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Education and career
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Pallmeyer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1979. She was a law clerk to Rosalie E. Wahl, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, from 1979 to 1980. She was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1980 to 1985 at the law firm of Hopkins & Sutter. She was an administrative law judge on the Illinois Human Rights Commission from 1985 to 1991. She was a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1991 to 1998.
Federal judicial service
Pallmeyer was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 31, 1997, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Judge William Thomas Hart. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received her commission on October 22, 1998.