Born: 1968, Jersey City, N.J.

Federal Judicial Service: Appointed Nov. 27, 2012

Education: Gettysburg College, B.A., 1990; Seton Hall Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career: Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, 2000-12; assistant Essex County counsel, 1996-99

Race or Ethnicity: African-American