Amul R. Thapar

  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Judge Amul Thapar is the first South Asian Article III judge. Prior to his confirmation to the Sixth Circuit, he served as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

While a U.S. attorney, Thapar was appointed to the Attorney General's Advisory Committee and chaired the Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeiture Subcommittee. He also served on the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee, the Violent Crime Subcommittee and the Child Exploitation working group.

Before his appointment as U.S. attorney, he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Ohio and in the District of Columbia.

Thapar has also worked for the law firms of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and Squire Sanders & Dempsey in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Between 1994 and 1997, he served as a law clerk to Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Thapar is affiliated with the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University.

Education

  • J.D.
    University of California at Berkeley School of Law
    1994
  • B.S.
    Boston College
    1991

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