BALTIMORE, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Senate confirmed the nomination of attorney Paula Xinis to the federal bench by a vote of 53-34. Ms. Xinis will succeed Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to fill a vacated seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
The vote comes eight months after Ms. Xinis received a favorable recommendation from the Senate Judiciary Committee, and over a year after her nomination by President Barack Obama, supported by senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin.
"Ms. Xinis has a commitment to the rule of law and a passion for how it affects the lives of ordinary Americans," said Senator Mikulski. "She is an extraordinarily qualified Marylander that will be a true asset to the District Court of Maryland."
In her new role, Ms. Xinis will uphold the same judicial values and commitment to civil service that have been the hallmark of her career. She currently oversees both civil and criminal matters for the Baltimore law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, where she has been a partner since 2013. Through her leadership and counsel on cases involving civil rights transgressions, catastrophic personal injuries and complex commercial matters, Ms. Xinis has brought justice to countless individuals across the country.
Prior to her tenure at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Ms. Xinis spent 14 years as an assistant federal public defender, representing individuals charged with the most complex and serious federal crimes. She also previously clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is a 1997 graduate of Yale Law School.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy congratulates Ms. Xinis on this tremendous achievement. "Paula has been integral in successfully resolving some of our toughest cases to-date," said managing partner Hassan Murphy. "She is a truly gifted litigator, a dedicated public servant and it has been an honor to work alongside her."
About Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is a Baltimore law firm specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation, and has been serving clients nationwide for over 70 years. To learn more about our firm, people and practice areas, please visit murphyfalcon.com.
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