Professionally Diverse

Richard Federico

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

NominatedJuly 27, 2023

  • Richard Federico has worked in the Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas in Topeka since 2017,  serving as the Senior Litigator since 2020, an Assistant Federal Public Defender from 2018 to 2020, and a Research and Writing Specialist from 2017 to 2018.
    • Federico is also a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He has served as a Military Judge for the Navy Reserve Trial Judiciary from 2019, and as Appellate Defense Counsel from 2015 to 2019.
    • From 2015 to 2017, Federico was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon in Portland. Prior to that, Mr. Federico served on active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps as a prosecutor from 2002 to 2008 and as a defense counsel from 2008 to 2015.
    • He received his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002, and his B.A.J. from Indiana University in 1999.