SEATTLE, WA—Perkins Coie is proud to announce that former federal judge Abdul Kallon has joined the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices as a partner in Seattle. Kallon joins Perkins Coie after serving as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama for the past 12 years.
Kallon will bring his extensive experience and unique perspective as a practitioner and former jurist to assist clients with challenging litigation needs. He will also serve as an advisor on federal court advocacy.
During his time on the bench, Judge Kallon presided over a broad range of civil and criminal cases, including complex employment and commercial litigation and cases focused on constitutional rights. Judge Kallon served on the Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosures, the Federal Judicial Center’s Advisory Committee on District Judge Education, and as a mentor judge for newly appointed judges.
Kallon was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. He started his legal career as a clerk for Judge U.W. Clemon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Prior to joining the bench, he was a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, where he focused on litigation and labor and employment issues during his 15 years at the firm.
Kallon received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.