Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge on January 10, 2017. She received a B.A., with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 1995. Judge Meriweather was awarded her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1998, after serving as Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow, and President of the Black Law Students Association.
After law school, Judge Meriweather served as a law clerk for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She subsequently entered private practice as an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner and Block LLP, where she handled a variety of complex civil litigation and appellate matters.
Judge Meriweather joined the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in 2007. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division, she represented the United States and federal officials in civil cases involving claims under the Constitution, Administrative Procedure Act, Federal Tort Claims Act, Freedom of Information Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Privacy Act, and federal civil rights statutes. From 2011 until her appointment to the bench, Judge Meriweather was Deputy Chief of the Civil Division. In that capacity, she supervised District Court cases defended by Assistant United States Attorneys and personally handled a variety of litigation and appellate matters including Bivens and Administrative Procedure Act cases.
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