Stephanie D. Thacker

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A., Marshall University
J.D., West Virginia University


Persuading the Judge and Jury

Biographical Information: 

Judge Stephanie D. Thacker presently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She was nominated by President Barack Obama and was confirmed in 2012.

Prior to serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Thacker was the assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of West Virginia. She also has worked in private practice and as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

Thacker earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Marshall University and her law degree with honors from West Virginia University.