Terrence L. O'Brien
Terrence L. O'Brien
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Assumed office |
April 30, 2013
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
April 16, 2002 – April 30, 2013
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Wade Brorby|
|Succeeded by||Gregory A. Phillips|
|Born||1943 (age 76–77)|
|Education||University of Wyoming (B.S.)|
University of Wyoming Law School (J.D.)
Terrence L. O'Brien (born 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Education and career
O'Brien was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in 1965. He received a Juris Doctor from University of Wyoming Law School in 1972. He was in the United States Army, Ordnance Corps from 1966 to 1969. He was a Staff attorney of Land & Natural Resources Division/Appellate Section, United States Department of Justice from 1972 to 1974. He was in private practice of law in Wyoming from 1974 to 1980. He was a District Judge, Sixth Judicial District Court of Wyoming from 1980 to 2000. He was a President, Visionary Communications, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. He was in private practice of law in Wyoming from 2001 to 2002.
Federal judicial service
O'Brien is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. O`Brien was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Wade Brorby. He was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 98–0 on April 15, 2002, and received his commission on April 16, 2002. O'Brien took senior status on April 30, 2013.
- Terrence L. O'Brien at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- U.S. Department of Justice Profile
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Gregory A. Phillips