Phillip S. Figa
Phillip Sam Figa (July 27, 1951 – January 5, 2008) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Phillip Sam Figa
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
October 6, 2003 – January 5, 2008
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Richard Paul Matsch|
|Succeeded by||R. Brooke Jackson|
Phillip Sam Figa
July 27, 1951
|Died||January 5, 2008 (aged 56)|
Greenwood Village, Colorado
|Education||Northwestern University (B.A.)|
Cornell Law School (J.D.)
Education and careerEdit
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Figa attended Northwestern University "through a scholarship caddie program at a nearby country club". He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Northwestern in 1973, and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1976. Figa was in private practice in Denver, Colorado, from 1976 to 2003.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
Figa was one of five people recommended by Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Wayne Allard to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado after the departure of Richard Paul Matsch, and on June 9, 2003, he was nominated by President George W. Bush for the role. Figa was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 2, 2003, and received commission on October 6, 2003.
Illness and deathEdit
- Michael L. O’Donnell and Julie M. Walker, "Honorable Phillip S. Figa", Faculty of Federal Advocates Newsletter (December 2003), Vol. 6, No. 4. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- Manny Gonzales, "Judge Figa mourned as fair role model", The Denver Post (January 7, 2008). Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- Hector Gutierrez, "Federal Judge Figa's family receives 'bad news' about fight with brain cancer, Rocky Mountain News (March 23, 2007). Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- Phillip S. Figa at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Phillip S. Figa at Find a Grave
Richard Paul Matsch
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
R. Brooke Jackson