Speaker

United States District Judge

Speaker Bio

Robert David Proctor is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Judge Proctor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carson–Newman College, (now Carson–Newman University), in 1983 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1986. He was a law clerk to H. Emory Widener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1986 to 1987. He was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1987 to 2003.

On May 1, 2003, Judge Proctor was nominated by President George W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 17, 2003, and received his commission on September 22, 2003.