Thomson Visiting Professor
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO 80309
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in May 2006. His nomination was confirmed in the United States Senate by unanimous voice vote.
Judge Gorsuch holds a doctoral degree in legal philosophy from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall scholar; a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he studied as a Harry S. Truman scholar; and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Judge Gorsuch began his legal career as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Byron R. White and Anthony M. Kennedy, as well as to Judge David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
He then entered private practice where he was a partner at the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, and specialized in complex litigation. His matters ranged from antitrust to securities fraud, fiduciary duty to telecommunications. He regularly represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and his clients included individuals, non-profits, class actions, small companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Gorsuch served at the United States Department of Justice as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General. There, he helped oversee the Department's five civil litigating divisions, together with eight other operating components. Judge Gorsuch is the recipient of the Edward J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the Department of Justice, and of the Harry S. Truman Foundation's Stevens Award for outstanding public service in the field of law.
Judge Gorsuch and his wife, Louise, have two daughters and live in Boulder, Colorado.