Ronald Murray Gould

Hon. Ronald Murray Gould
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: William K. Nakamura Courthouse
1010 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 224-2200
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since November 22, 1999

Appointed 1999 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Washington, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1976
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: Michigan Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1972 - 1973

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Visiting Professor, University of Washington School of Law, 1986 - 1988

Honors and Awards:
King County Bar Association, Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession and Public, 1987

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1990 - Present

Silver Beaver Award, Chief of Seattle City Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1995

Washington State Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2008

King County Bar Association Outstanding Jurist Award, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Chief Seattle Council, Vice President, 1987 - 1995
Vice President - A temporal limitation

Washington State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1988 - 1991

Washington State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1994 - 1995

Bellevue Community College, 1993 - 1999

Bellevue Community College, 1995 - 1996
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions:
United States Supreme Court, Hon. Potter Stewart, Justice, Law Clerk, 1974 - 1975

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Hon. Wade H. McCree, Jr, Law Clerk, 1973 - 1974

University of Washington Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1986 - 1989

Seattle, WA, Private Practice, 1975 - 1999

Birth Information:
1946, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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