Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen
United States District Court Judge
For the Eastern District of Virginia
As of October 23, 2018, Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen is a Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. There has been (1) one allegation of misconduct made against Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. The average wait time for Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen to hear a pro-se litigant’s case is (?) ? months, provided by (?)?reporting persons. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen has accepted (?) ? guilty pleas that were the result of coercion, risk mitigation, manipulation, ineffective assistance of counsel, or other dubious acts, as stated by (?) ? reporting persons. There are (?)?media reports of misconduct for Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. District Court Judge Arenda L. Write Allen has allegedly allowed (1) one Assistant United States Attorney to retard the Judicial process by arguing a procedural ground to circumvent the presentation of newly found evidence as reported by (1) one person.
Background for Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen
Early life and education
Born in Philadelphia, Wright Allen graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (then called Kutztown State College) with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 and later from North Carolina Central University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1985. In May 2013, Wright Allen was awarded an honorary doctorate from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Wright Allen started her legal career as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer in the United States Navy as an active duty officer between 1985 and 1990 and in the United States Navy Reserve between 1992 and 2005. She was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia from 2001 to 2005. Wright Allen joined the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2005, where she had served as a Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender until becoming a federal judge in 2011.
Federal judicial service
On the recommendation of Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner, Wright Allen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2010 to a seat vacated Jerome B. Friedman, who assumed senior status on November 30, 2010. The United States Senate confirmed Wright Allen on May 11, 2011 in a 96–0 vote. She received her judicial commission the following day.
Allen is married to Delroy Allen, a retired Jamaican-American soccer player.
Reports of Misconduct
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