Steven M. Colloton

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Steven M. Colloton is a Federal Judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He was nominated by George W. Bush on February 12, 2003, confirmed by the Senate September 4, 2003 and received commission on September 10, 2003. This seat on the Federal Bench was open for a Bush appointee because the Republican led Senate during the Clinton presidency refused to act on his nominee for the vacancy, Bonnie Campbell, eventhough she had the support of both her home state senators, including Republican Charles Grassley. Colloton was born 1963 in Iowa City, Iowa.


  • 1985 - Princeton University, A.B.
  • 1988 - Yale Law School, J.D.


  • 1988-89 - Law clerk, Judge Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • 1989-90 - Law clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1990-91 - Special assistant to the attorney , Office of Legal Council, Department of Justice
  • 1991-99 - Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Iowa
  • 1995-96 - Associate independent counsel, Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr
  • 1999-2001 - Member of Belin Lamson McCormick Zumbach Flynn, P.C.
  • 2000 - Adjunct lecturer, University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2001-03 - United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 2001-2003


  • 2000-01 - co-chair of the Federalist Society Criminal Law Practice Group, Criminal Rules and Procedure subcommitte