Three Former Prosecutors Nominated for Judgeships
By Leah Nylen | April 28, 2022 7:22 pm

President Barack Obama nominated three former federal prosecutors Wednesday for positions on the U.S. district courts.

Denise Casper (Boston Bar Association)

Denise Jefferson Casper is the nominee for U.S. district judge for the District of Massachusetts. A deputy district attorney in Cambridge, Mass., Casper served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston from 1999 to 2005. In 2004, she became Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, she worked as a civil litigator for Bingham McCutchen LLP and clerked for two state judges on the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Paul K. Holmes III (Warner Smith)

Obama nominated Paul K. Holmes III to be a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Holmes is of counsel at Warner, Smith & Harris PLC in Fort Smith, Ark. From 1993 to 2001, he was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and served for two years on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Holmes also worked at Warner, Smith & Harris.

Carlton W. Reeves (Pigott Reeves Johnston)

Obama also nominated Carlton W. Reeves to be a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. Reeves, a partner at Pigott Reeves Johnson PA, in Jackson, Miss., previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district 1995 to 2001, rising to the position of Chief of the Civil Division. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reeves clerked for the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Patti B. Saris (Harvard)

Dabney Friedrich (White House)

Also on Thursday, the White House announced nominations for the U.S. Sentencing Commission: Patti B. Saris and Dabney Langhorne Friedrich. Saris, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1994, previously served as an associate justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court and as an attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Division from 1982 to 1986. Friedrich is currently a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Prior to her appointment in 2006, she was an associate counsel at the White House and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California and in the Eastern District of Virginia from 1995 to 2002.

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