Barbara Rothstein

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Barbara Rothstein
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   2/20/1980 - 9/1/2011
Chief:   1987 - 1994
Senior:   9/1/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   92 Stat. 1629
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:   Cornell U., B.A., 1960
Law School:   Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1966

Barbara Rothstein is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. She joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Rothstein is also the current director of the Federal Judicial Center and has served as the director since 2003.

Early life and education

Rothstein graduated from Cornell with her bachelor's degree in 1960 and later graduated from Harvard Law School with her law degree in 1966.

Professional career

Rothstein began her career as a private practice licensed in the State of Massachusetts from 1966 to 1968. In 1968, Rothstein became Assistant Attorney General and chief trial attorney in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office and served in that role until 1977. From 1977 to 1980, Rothstein served as a superior court judge in the King County Superior Court. In addition to her private practice work, Rothstein also served as Adjunct professor at the University of Washington Law School from 1975 to 1977

Judicial career

Western District of Washington

Rothstein was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on December 3, 1979 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress.[1] Rothstein was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 20, 1980 on a Senate vote and received commission on February 20, 1980. Rothstein served as the chief judge of the court from 1987 to 1994.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
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Western District of Washington
Seat #6
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