Attorney General William Barr appointed Ian D. Midgley to begin hearing cases in October 2019. Judge Midgley earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 from Youngstown State University and a Juris Doctor in 1998 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. From 2014 to 2019, he served as a supervisory administrative law judge with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Department of Health and Human Services, in Miami. From 2008 to 2014, he served as an assistant chief counsel, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, in Orlando, Florida. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an active duty judge advocate for the U.S. Navy, in Yokosuka, Japan. From 2001 to 2006, he served as an active duty judge advocate with the U.S. Army, in Kitzingen, Germany, and at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Since 2009, he has served as a judge advocate with the U.S. Navy Reserve. Judge Midgley is a member of the Florida Bar.