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Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs

Born 1939 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 3, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1987-1994. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2011.

Cornell University, B.A., 1960
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:

Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1966-1968
Assistant attorney general and chief trial attorney, Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division, State of Washington, 1968-1977
Adjunct professor, University of Washington Law School, 1975-1977
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County, 1977-1980
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 2003-2011