History of the Federal Judiciary

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Tigar, Jon Steven
Born 1962 in London, England

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 11, 2012, to a seat vacated by Saundra Brown Armstrong. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 2012, and received commission on January 18, 2013.

Williams College, B.A., 1984
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Robert S. Vance, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989-1990
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-1992, 1994-2002
Trial attorney, Office of the Public Defender, San Francisco, California, 1993-1994
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, 2002-2012


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