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Martinez, Ricardo S.

Born 1951 in Mercedes, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on October 14, 2003, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 2004, and received commission on June 16, 2004. Served as chief judge, 2016-present.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1998-2004

Education:
University of Washington, B.S., 1975
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:

Assistant prosecutor, King County, Washington, 1980-1990
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County, 1990-1998