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Leighton, Ronald B.

Born 1951 in Stockton, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Robert J. Bryan. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002. Assumed senior status on February 28, 2019. Service terminated on August 31, 2020, due to retirement.

Education:
Whitworth College, B.A., 1973
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

Private practice, Tacoma, Washington, 1976-2002

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, April 30, 1992; no Senate vote