History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pechman, Marsha J.
Born 1951 in Salem, OR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 24, 1999, to a seat vacated by William L. Dwyer. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1999, and received commission on September 9, 1999. Served as chief judge, 2011-present.

Education:
Cornell University, B.A., 1973
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Deputy prosecutor, King County, Washington, 1976-1979
Instructor and staff attorney, University of Washington School of Law, 1979-1981
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1981-1988
Adjunct professor, University of Puget Sound, 1983-1987
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County, 1988-1999

 

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