January/February 2013
Judge Melloy takes senior status

Judge Michael J. Melloy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit assumed Senior Status on February 1, 2013. Judge Melloy began his judicial career as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in January 1986. On August 18, 1992, he was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, where he served as Chief Judge from 1992- 1999. On February 26, 2002, he was appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Melloy has handled many noteworthy cases including U.S. v. Farmer, the first “three strikes and you’re out” prosecution in the United States as well as a major environmental case E.T. Holdings v. Amoco Oil Company. Judge Melloy has served on a number of federal judiciary committees, most recently as a member of the Judicial Committee on Space & Facilities.