Brett Michael Kavanaugh (born February 12, 1965) is an American attorney and judge who currently serves as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018, and has been in office since October 6, 2018.
Kavanaugh attended Yale University and belonged to the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon. After graduating from Yale Law School, he started his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Ken Starr.
Two legal experts evaluated Kavanaugh’s appellate court opinions in four distinct areas of public policy for The Washington Post. According to the report, from 2003 to 2018, he was “one of the most conservative judges on the D.C. Circuit.”
Brett Kavanaugh was born on February 12, 1965, in Washington, DC, to Martha, a high school history teacher, and Everett Kavanaugh, a lawyer who served as the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association’s president for two decades. Kavanaugh is descended from a family of Irish Catholics.
According to reports, Kavanaugh earned $220,600 as a circuit judge and $27,490 as a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Since his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, his annual salary has increased to $255,300.