Judge James “Jay” Maxwell Moody, Jr. has been nominated by President Obama for U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The nomination was announced by U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D).

“Judge Moody is a fair, experienced, and trusted legal authority in our state, and I’m confident he will serve the Eastern District of Arkansas well as U.S. District Judge,” Pryor said. “I look forward to shepherding his nomination through the confirmation process.”

Moody currently serves as Circuit Judge for the Third Division of the Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas, a position he has held since 2003.

He previously served as a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP in Little Rock and as an adjunct professor at the University Of Arkansas Bowen School Of Law.

He is a member of the Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations and a graduate of the National Judicial College General Jurisdiction and National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University Of Arkansas and his J.D. from the University Of Arkansas Bowen School Of Law.

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