12.14.07

Burr Pleased By Confirmation Of North Carolina Judicial Nominee

Tom Schroeder Confirmed To Be U.S. District Judge

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today praised the Senate's confirmation of Thomas Schroeder to serve as U.S. District Court judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. President George W. Bush nominated Schroeder on January 9, 2007. The Senate unanimously approved Schroeder's nomination today.

"I would like to commend my Senate colleagues for confirming Tom Schroeder," Burr said. "Tom Schroeder's professional experience and excellent legal knowledge will make him an outstanding District Court judge, and I know he will serve North Carolina well."

Schroeder currently is a partner at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice, PLLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Schroeder has extensive legal experience serving as both a trial and appellate counsel. He has practiced law in fourteen states and argued before three federal Circuit Courts and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Schroeder received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and was awarded his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.