Judge Doris Pryor has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after being confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 2022. President Biden nominated Judge Pryor to the Seventh Circuit in May 2022 to fill the vacancy created by Judge David Hamilton's taking senior status.
Judge Pryor has served as a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana since 2018. She received her J.D. from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law in 2003, served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Lavenski Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 2003 to 2004, and served as a law clerk for Judge J. Leon Holmes on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas from 2004 to 2005. After her clerkships, Judge Pryor served as a Deputy Public Defender for the Arkansas Public Defender's Commission and an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana., where she served as its National Security Chief from 2014 to 2018.
The Appellate Lawyers Association congratulates Judge Pryor on her appointment to the Seventh Circuit.