Bush Nominates Alumnus Liam O'Grady to U.S. District Judgeship in Virginia Eastern District
U.S. Magistrate Judge and George Mason law alumnus Liam O'Grady ('77) has been nominated by President George W. Bush to a U.S. District judgeship in Virginia's Eastern District, where he is slated to succeed Judge Claude M. Hilton,who recently assumed senior status.
Virginia's statewide bar associations gave O'Grady the highest level of support among the five candidates whose names were proposed by United States Senators John Warner and George Allen.
O'Grady's legal career prior to assuming the bench includes 10 years in practice with a Washington intellectual property firm, six years' service as a federal prosecutor, and four years spent as an assistant commonwealth's attorney. Before becoming a prosecutor, O'Grady was in private practice and served as a clerk and advisor to an administrative law judge in the U.S. Department of Labor.