JAMES K. BREDAR, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since December 17, 2010.
U.S. Magistrate Judge, January 26, 1998 to December 17, 2010.
Deputy District Attorney, 14th Judicial District, Moffat County, Colorado, 1984-85. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado, 1985-89.
Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Colorado, 1989-91. Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland, 1992-98. Member, Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, U.S. Judicial Conference, 2007-14.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, February 6, 1957. Attended Manual High School, Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado; Harvard University, B.A. (economics), cum laude, 1979; Yale Law School, visiting student, 1981-82; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1982. Admitted to Colorado Bar, 1983. Law clerk to Judge Richard P. Matsch, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 1983-84. Project Director, Vera Institute of Justice, London, 1991-92 (trustee, 2007-17). Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 1994; Maryland Bar, 1995. Board of Governors, Maryland Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1994-2011. Member, Lawyers' Round Table. Author, Justice Informed: The Pre-Sentence Pilot Trials in the Crown Court (1992); "Moving Up the Day of Reckoning: Strategies for Attacking the Cracked Trials Problem," Criminal Law Review (1992).
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