Obama nominates Colin Bruce (’89) for federal judgeship

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Colin Stirling Bruce (’89) to serve on the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Colin Stirling Bruce currently serves as the first assistant United States attorney in the Central District of Illinois, a position he has held since 2010. In that position, Bruce oversees the day-to-day operations of the office and helps supervise all federal criminal investigations, prosecutions, and appeals taking place within the Central District. 

Bruce joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1989 and has spent his entire 24-year legal career serving as an assistant United States attorney. During that time, Bruce has prosecuted a broad range of federal criminal cases, including large drug conspiracies, complex frauds, and computer-related investigations. He has also handled civil matters on behalf of the United States. 

He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989 and his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1986.