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Sen. Judiciary Gives Nod to Jerry Martin for Nashville U.S. Atty

Jerry Martin

Jerry Martin/law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary on Thursday gave the nod to private attorney Jerry E. Martin for the U.S. Attorney post in Nashville, clearing the way for the full Senate to vote on the matter.

Martin will replace U.S. Attorney Edward Yarbrough, who was appointed by President Bush in 2007.

Active in the Democratic politics, Martin has been working for the law firm of Barrett, Johnson & Parsely in Nashville, focusing on complex litigation, including class and collective actions.

President Obama Nominates U.S. Attys for Calif., Ill. and Tenn.

Melinda Haag/law firm photo

Melinda Haag/law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — More than a year into his presidency, President Obama continues to slowly inch toward finishing his U.S. Attorney appointments.

On Thursday, President Obama nominated Melinda L. Haag, a former federal prosecutor,  for U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Calif.; Jerry E. Martin, a private attorney, for the Middle District of Tennessee and assistant U.S. Attorney James Lewis for the Central District of Illinois.

Haag has been a partner at Orrick, Herrington &Sutcliffe since 2003. Martin has been a partner at Barrett Johnston &Parsley since 2007 and Lewis has worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Illinois since 1983.

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