Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Achievements

Who is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Ketanji Brown Jackson is an American attorney and jurist who has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021.

Born on September 14, 1970 (age 51 years), in Washington, D.C., United States of America, Ketanji is said to be married to  Patrick G. Jackson with whom they tied the knot in 1996.

Ketanji’s parents are Johnny Brown and Ellery Brown and ius said to have previous position at the Vice-Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2014.

Brown Jackson began her high school education at the  Miami Palmetto Senior High School and furthered her education to Harvard University and furthered to the Harvard Law School

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Achievements

Professional career

  • 2021-present: Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • 2013-2021: Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • 2010-2014: Vice chair/Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission
  • 2007-2010: Of counsel (Private practice), Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • 2005-2007: Assistant federal public defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • 2003-2005: Assistant special counsel, United States Sentencing Commission
  • 2002-2003: Associate, The Feinberg Group, LLP
  • 2000-2002: Associate, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, Mass.
  • 1999-2000: Law clerk, Hon. Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1998-1999: Associate, Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • 1997-1998: Law clerk, Hon. Bruce Marshall Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • 1996-1997: Law clerk, Hon. Patti Saris, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts[24]

Awards and associations


  • 2021: Constance Baker Motley Award, Empowering Women of Color, Columbia Law School
  • 2020: Distinguished Visiting Jurist, Third Annual Judge James B. Parsons Legacy Award, Black Law Students Association, University of Chicago Law School
  • 2019:
    • Stars of the Bar Award, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • David T. Lewis Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence, The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2014-2015: Edward H. Levi Distinguished Visiting Jurist, The University of Chicago Law School[24]


  • American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Sentencing Task Force
  • American Law Institute, Council
  • Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
  • Harvard Alumni Association
  • Harvard Black Alumni Society
  • Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. (2002-2016)
  • Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services
  • Montrose Christian School Advisory School Board member (2010-2011)
  • Supreme Court Fellows Commission
  • Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown University, Moot Court Jurist (2003 -2009)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Amicus Committee co-chair (2006)

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