Judge Neil M. Gorsuch
United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Judge Gorsuch serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Senate confirmed his nomination by unanimous voice vote in 2006.
Judge Gorsuch holds a doctorate in legal philosophy from Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar; a law degree from Harvard, where he studied as a Truman scholar; and an undergraduate degree from Columbia, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Judge Gorsuch began his career as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, and to Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Later, he was a partner at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals across the country.
Immediately before joining the bench, Judge Gorsuch served at the U.S. Department of Justice as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General. There, he helped oversee the Department’s five civil litigating divisions and received the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the Justice Department. He is also the recipient of the Harry Truman Foundation’s award for outstanding public service, and twice a recipient of Green Bag’s award for exemplary legal writing.
Judge Gorsuch is the Thomson Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where he has taught Antitrust, Legal Ethics, and Federal Courts. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Judicial Conference; he serves as the Standing Committee’s liaison to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and he has served a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Federal Judges’ Association.
Judge Gorsuch and his wife, Louise, and their two daughters live in Boulder, Colorado.