United States Third Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states and territories:

3rd Circuit  

Virgin Islands


New Jersey



Court of Appeals

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. Third Circuit 2/12/2010 African-American Active Male
Julio M.Fuentes Third Circuit 3/9/2000 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Theodore McKee*** Third Circuit 6/9/1994 African-American Active Male

District Courts

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.

There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Anne E. Thompson New Jersey 11/2/1979 African-American Senior Status 6/01/01 Female
C. Darnell Jones II Pennsylvania (ED) 10/30/2008 African-American Active Male
Cathy Bissoon Pennsylvania (WD) 10/19/2011 Asian-American/
Pacific Islanders & Hispanic/ Latino
Active Female
Eduardo C. Robreno Pennsylvania (ED) 6/30/1992 Hispanic/Latino Senior Status 8/31/13 Male
Esther Salas New Jersey 6/14/2011 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Gregory M. Sleet Delaware 4/30/1998 African-American Active Male
J. Curtis Joyner Pennsylvania (ED) 4/13/1992 African-American Senior Status 5/1/13 Male
Jose L. Linares New Jersey  12/3/2002 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Joseph H. Rodriguez New Jersey 5/10/1985 Hispanic/Latino Senior Status 5/22/98 Male
Juan Ramon Sanchez Pennsylvania (ED) 6/24/2004 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
L. Felipe Restrepo Pennsylvania (ED) 6/19/2013 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Legrome D. Davis Pennsylvania (ED) 4/23/2002 African-American Active Male
Michael Shipp New Jersey 7/26/2012 African-American Active Male
Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro ± Pennsylvania (ED) 6/19/2013 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Petrese B. Tucker Pennsylvania (ED) 6/1/2000 African-American Active Female
Susan D. Wigenton New Jersey 6/12/2006 African-American Active Female
Wendy Beetlestone Pennsylvania (ED) 11/21/2014 African-American/White Active Female
Williams Walls New Jersey 10/11/1994 African-American Senior Status 1/31/05 Male


CD - Central District ED - Eastern District MD - Middle District ND - Northern District SD - Southern District
WD - Western District ± LGBT *** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015.


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