Biography of MSNBC Legal Analyst Barbara McQuade; Husband, Book, Podcast

Barbara McQuade Biography

Barbara Lynn McQuade is an American attorney who served as the U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan (2010 -2017). She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and national security law. She also serves as an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst.

Barbara McQuade Age

Barbara is 58 years old, she was born in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. She celebrates her birthday on December 22.

Barbara McQuade Education

Barbara graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Economics. She received her Law degree from the University’s Law School.

Barbara McQuade Parents

McQuade has not revealed the names of her parents but her father was a draftsman and her mother a homemaker. She once said in na interview that as a young child she watched sports with her father, especially baseball.

“We loved going to Tigers games. He showed me how to read the box score. We watched games together on TV— I’d listen to Ernie Harwell broadcast the Tigers games.”

Barbara McQuade Husband

Barbara is married to Dan Hurley (Daniel R Hurley) who is also an attorney. The couple met at Michigan Law School where they were both students.

Dan is an assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the office in 1992 and has an extensive litigation background, having handled civil, criminal, and appellate matters. In 2008, he won a national award for his prosecution of a conspiracy to drive an African American family from their neighborhood by burning down their house.

Barbara McQuade Children

McQuade and her husband Dan have four children together. Their names are however unknown as she keeps them private.

Barbara McQuade US Attorney

Barbara is a US attorney who served as the U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan since 2010 to March 10, 2017 after she was ordered to resign from the position by President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She was appointed to the position by President Barack Obama, becoming the first woman to serve in the position. She also served as vice-chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee under Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and served as co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee from 2010 to 2017.

While serving as the U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan she led the prosecution of imprisoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. She also oversaw a number of other significant cases, including the conviction and life sentence of an Al-Qaeda operative for attempting to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009; the conviction and 45-year sentence of Dr. Farid Fata for Medicare fraud; the conviction and $4.3 billion fine against Volkswagen AG relating to emissions tests; the conviction and $1 billion fine against Takata Corp. for fraudulently concealing defective airbags; and settlements with local municipalities regarding enforcement of religious land use laws.

Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, she was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit. In her position, she handled cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations and threats, and served as the district’s Crisis Management Coordinator.

McQuade began her career in law at the firm of Butzel Long in Detroit from 1993 to 1998, and served as a law clerk to Hon. Bernard A. Friedman on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1991 to 1993.

Barbara McQuade University of Michigan

Barbara is a law professor at the University of Michigan, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and national security law. She has also taught at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where she served as an adjunct professor from 2003 to 2009 teaching criminal law in the evenings.

Barbara McQuade Podcast

McQuade appears on the Sisters In Law podcast alongside Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, and Kimberly Atkins. On the podcast, they talk about how the government works, their take on corruption and give their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.

Barbara McQuade Book

Barbara is the author of Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America. The book is a comprehensive explanation of the ways disinformation impacts democracy, and practical solutions that can be pursued to strengthen the public, media, and truth-based politics.

Barbara McQuade MSNBC

McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. Her first appearance on MSNBC was the day Sally Yates was going to testify before Congress about the information she had shared with the White House about Mike Flynn and MSNBC was looking for someone to explain that. Her friend was the one who was invited but she couldn’t make it so she passed on her name. The following day Jim Comey was fired as FBI director and Rachel Maddow Show was looking for someone to talk about that and they reached out to her. She kept getting regular calls and have been doing it ever since.

She said in an interview that she wanted to be a sportswriter and wrote for her high school newspaper. She also wrote for The Michigan Daily where she covered sports including football, basketball, hockey, volleyball and softball. She also wrote a column ‘Barb’s Barbs’, where she shared her musings on the 1985-86 basketball season and the 1986 Michigan football team. In 1986 she became the managing sports editor becoming the second woman to hold the position.

Since then she has worked at sporting events like the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills, the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Comerica Park, Super Bowl XL in 2006 and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field.

Barbara McQuade Freckles

Barbara has freckles on her face. In 2013 she made a ruling asking Golden Corral restaurants to pay a $55,000 civil penalty after they allegedly kicked out a family after noticing a child that suffered from a genetic skin condition. According to the lawsuit the restaurant’s manager violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying service to Danielle Duford of Garden City, Mich. and her four daughters. Three of Duford’s daughters suffer from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that makes a person’s skin extremely vulnerable to blistering.

The mother tried to educate the hotel management about the condition and the fact it was not contagious.

In a release Barbara said, “The promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act is that disabled citizens should have full access to public life. We hope that this lawsuit will assist in expanding people’s understanding of the range of disabilities and the obligations to treat all disabled citizens fairly under the law.”

Barbara McQuade Illness

Barbara has no health issue publicly known.

Barbara McQuade Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Barbara McQuade Awards and Recognition

Barbara holds several accolades including; Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership by the Detroit Free Press; The Detroit News awarded her with the Michiganian of the Year Award; Crain’s Detroit Business as a Newsmaker of the Year and one of Detroit’s Most Influential Women; the Detroit Branch NAACP and Arab American Civil Rights League with their Tribute to Justice Award; and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity with their Diversity Award.

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