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Alvin Anthony Schall

Alvin Schall
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
August 17, 1992 – October 5, 2009
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Edward Smith
Succeeded by Kathleen O'Malley
Personal details
Born (1944-04-04) April 4, 1944
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Tulane University

Alvin Anthony Schall (born April 4, 1944) is a United States federal judge.

Early life and education

Born in New York, New York, Schall received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1966 and a J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1969.

Professional career

Schall was in private practice in New York City from 1969 to 1973, before becoming an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1973 to 1978. He was chief of the appeals division from 1977 to 1978, and a trial attorney of the civil division of the United States Department of Justice from 1978 to 1987. He was a senior trial counsel from 1986 to 1987. He briefly returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1987 to 1988, and was then an Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General from 1988 to 1992.

Federal judicial service

On March 3, 1992, Schall was nominated by President United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Edward Samuel Smith. Schall was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 12, 1992, and received his commission on August 17, 1992.

Schall assumed senior status on October 5, 2009.[1]


  1. ^ Judge Schall Steps Back.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Smith
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Succeeded by
Kathleen O'Malley
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