Silvia Riechel Idziorek

Administrative Judge

Silvia Riechel Idziorek was appointed an Administrative Judge in February 2016.  Before coming to the Board, Judge Idziorek worked in the Department of the Interior Solicitor’s Office for 15 years.  For most of that time, she counseled the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management in regulatory enforcement and compliance matters.  She served as the Assistant Solicitor for the Branch of Onshore Minerals and Acting Deputy Assistant Solicitor for Petroleum and Offshore Resources.  Before Interior, Judge Idziorek was an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and a judicial law clerk for the Ohio Court of Appeals.  She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Miami University of Ohio, where she received a bachelor’s degree in physics.


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