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James C. Cacheris, American federal judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, Virginia 1962. Member Virginia Bar Association, Fairfax County Bar Association.


Cacheris, James C. was born on March 30, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1955;Juris Doctor cum laude, George Washington University, 1960.


He earned a J.D. in 1960 from The George Washington University Law School. Cacheris served as assistant corporation counsel from 1960 to 1962, in Washington, D.C., before entering private practice in 1962. He remained in private practice in Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia until 1971, when he became a judge on the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax Circuit Court.

Cacheris was nominated to the Federal District Court by President Ronald Reagan on October 20, 1981 and confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981. He was chief judge from 1991 to 1997. He assumed senior status on March 30, 1998, and was succeeded in the regular appointment by Gerald Bruce Lee.


Member Virginia Bar Association, Fairfax County Bar Association.