Brett Kavanaugh is an American judge with plenty of notable roles throughout his career, such as serving as White House Staff Secretary, and the Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
From 2001 to 2006, Kavanaugh worked under former President George W. Bush as an assistant, staff secretary, and senior associate counsel to the President.
- Nationality: Washington D.C, United States Of American
- Date of Birth: February 12, 1965
- Occupation: USA Supreme Court Judge
- Net Worth: N/A
- Salary: $220,600
Brett Michael Kavanaugh was born in Washington D.C in 1965. He was born in Bethesda, Maryland to Martha Gamble and Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr.
Kavanaugh’s mother served as a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge from 1995 – 2001. She was an history teacher at Woodson and McKinley high schools where she also served for many years.
He attended Georgetown Preparatory School, an all-boys school in Rockville, Maryland. Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch also attended Georgetown Prep, and graduated two years before Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University with a major in Bachelor of Arts. After Yale University, Kavanaugh attended Yale Law School, which also produced current Supreme Court justices, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, and Samuel Alito.
Brett Kavanaugh is happily married to Ashley Estes. The couple went down the aisle in 2004 after dating for three years and together they share two beautiful daughters, Margaret, and Liza.
His wife, Ashley Estes, was also the former personal secretary to the then President George W.Bush in 2004.
Brett Kavanaugh Career
Kavanaugh served as Senior Associate Counsel, and Associate Counsel to the President for two years during the administration of President George W. Bush.
He served as an Assistant to the President, and White House Staff Secretary in 2003. The same year, George W. Bush first nominated Kavanaugh to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Kavanaugh was associate counsel on the team led by Kenneth Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated former President Bill Clinton’s extramarital affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. He was a partner at DC law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
At the 2004 confirmation hearing, Durbin called Kavanaugh “the Zelig or Forrest Gump of Republican politics” because he’s been present at so many dramatic events throughout his career.
President Donald Trump, on 9th July 2018, nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to fill the Supreme Court position left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
According to Trump; “There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving,”
Immediately after the nomination, Democratic Senators began voicing their opposition. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer said; “I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.”
Sexual Assault Allegations
Kavanaugh nomination as the next Supreme Court Judge suffers a major setback after Christine Blasey Ford, 51, accused Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her at a high school party in the early 1980s. Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh, said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her without her consent, at a dorm-room party during his freshman in 1983-84 school year.
Kavanaugh has issued a statement through the White House, denying those allegations.
Brett Kavanaugh Net Worth
Judge Kavanaugh, like every other elected Judges and justices, are required by law not to disclose their finances. So, it is impossible to determine with accuracy Judge Kavanaugh’s net worth.
As at 2018, Judge Kavanaugh’s salary at the Circuit Judge is $220,600. Judicial salary is based upon the level of the Judge.