Arianna J. Freeman

On January 19, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Arianna J. Freeman to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to the seat being vacated by Judge Theodore McKee, who is retiring. Freeman has dedicated her entire legal career to public service. She is currently the Managing Attorney of the Non-Capital Habeas Unit in the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she has served since 2009. When confirmed on September 29, 2022, Freeman became the first Black woman — and first woman of color — to ever serve on the Third Circuit.