Professionally Diverse

Anthony Johnstone

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

NominatedSeptember 2, 2022

ConfirmedMay 1, 2023

  • Anthony Johnstone was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on May 1, 2023.

  • Previously, he was a law professor and an affiliated professor of public administration at the University of Montana’s Blewett School of Law, where he has taught from 2011. Johnstone was also a solo practitioner at Johnstone PLLC, where worked from 2015.

  • Johnstone previously served as the Solicitor for the State of Montana from 2008 to 2011.

  • From 2004 to 2008, Johnstone served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Montana Department of Justice.

  • From 2000 to 2003, Johnstone was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP in New York.

  • Johnstone served as a law clerk for Judge Sidney Thomas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Montana from 1999 to 2000.

  • Johnstone received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1999 and his B.A. from Yale University in 1995.