Judge Florence Y. Pan, D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Judge Florence Y. Pan 

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Florence Ye Pan was born in November 1966 in New York City. She earned a double undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. She earned a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. She clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and later at the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Pan worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of the Solicitor General and later at the appellate section of the Criminal Division. She worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where she held several positions. For ten years, she was an assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. 

She was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as an associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, confirmed by the Senate, and assumed that office in May 2009. President Obama later nominated her to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Although her nomination expired at the end of the 114th Congress without a Senate floor vote. 

President Joe Biden nominated Pan to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was confirmed by the Senate and received her commission in September 2021. Less than a year later, President Biden nominated her to the seat vacated by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She was confirmed by the Senate and assumed her position in September 2022. 

She is married to Max Stier. They have two sons. 

In the News…

Judge Florence Pan is part of the panel of the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that ruled former President Donald Trump does not have immunity from federal prosecution. The panel stated, “Former President Trump has become citizen Trump, with all of the defenses of any other criminal defendant.”

“We cannot accept that the office of the Presidency places its former occupants above the law for all time thereafter,” the judges wrote in their 57-paged decision. They ruled that doing so “would collapse our system of separated powers by placing the President beyond the reach of all three branches.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Pan today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Florence Y. Pan 
D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 
E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse 
333 Constitution Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20001 


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