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Marcia Gail Cooke

federal judge

Marcia Gail Cooke, American federal judge. Bar: Michigan 1978, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1983, Florida 2001. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (board directors 1986), National Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, Order of Barristers, National Conference of Christians and Jews (Pathfinder award 1986), Women's Economic Club.

Background

Cooke, Marcia Gail was born on October 16, 1954 in Sumter, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Heyward and Ella (Randolph) Cooke.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services, Georgetown University, 1975. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1977.

Career

Staff attorney Wayne County Legal Services, Detroit, 1978-1979. Assistant defender Detroit Defender' General’ s Office, 1979-1980. Assistant attorney United States Attorney' General’ s Office, Detroit, 1980-1983.

Associate Miro, Miro & Weiner, Bloomfield Hills, 1983-1984. Magistrate judge United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan, Detroit, 1984—1992. Director professional development & training United States Attorney' General’ s Office (southern dist) Florida, 1992, 1994—1999, executive assistant United States attorney, 1992—1994, acting administrator attorney, 1996—1997.

Chief inspector general, Executive Office of the Governor State of Florida, 1999—2002. Assistant county attorney Miami-Dade County, 2002—2004. Judge United States District Court (southern dist) Florida, Miami, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Bar: Michigan 1978, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1983, Florida 2001.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (board directors 1986), National Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, Order of Barristers, National Conference of Christians and Jews (Pathfinder award 1986), Women's Economic Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: film, literature, tennis.

Connections

father:
Heyward Cooke

mother:
Ella (Randolph) Cooke