Amul Roger Thapar
Judge, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017- . Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2008-2017.
Amul Roger Thapar is a judge for the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Thapar was born on April 29, 1969 in Troy, Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree in 1991 from Boston College and his law degree in 1994 from University of California Berkeley. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable S. Arthur Spiegel in the Southern District of Ohio and the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. From 1997 to 1999, Thapar practiced law in Washington, DC at a private law firm. He then joined the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia as an assistant US attorney. Thapar left the prosecutor's office for another several years in private practice, first in DC and then in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2002, he returned to public service by joining the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio. Four years later, he was named the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, a position that stepped down from the following when he was confirmed as a judge on the Eastern District Court, to a seat vacated by Judge Joseph M. Hood. In 2017, President Donald J. Trump nominated Thapar to serve as a judge on the Sixth Circuit, to a seat vacated by Judge Boyce Ficklen Martin Jr. The Senate confirmed his nomination on May 25, 2017.
Thapar, Amul R., interview by Anu Kasarabada. April 16, 2019, John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.