Rosemary M. Collyer

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Port Chester, New York
Alma materTrinity College (Washington DC), University of Denver College of Law

Rosemary M. Collyer is a US judge.


She was in private practice at the law firm of Sherman & Howard in Colorado from 1977 to 1981. She was then Chairman of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from 1981 to 1984 and General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board from 1984 to 1989. She returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the firm of Crowell & Moring LLP from 1989 to 2002.

Judicial service

On August 1, 2002, Collyer was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Thomas Penfield Jackson. Collyer was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received her commission on November 15, 2002. She was given senior status on May 18, 2016[By whom?].


Judge Collyer presided over a number of habeas corpus petitions submitted on behalf of Guantanamo captives.[1] She also presided over the case of the Dallas Occupy plot and in 2015 supported the FBI's secretive stance.[2]


  1. "Respondents' response to Court's August 7, 2006 order" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. August 15, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2008-06-23.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").