Richard C. Tallman

Hon. Richard C. Tallman
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: William K. Nakamura Courthouse
1010 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 224-2200
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge, since May 25, 2000

Appointed 2000 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
California, 1978
Washington, 1979
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
Law Review: Northwestern University Law Review, Executive Editor, 1977 - 1978

University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, 1975
Honors: summa cum laude

Classes/Seminars Taught:
White Collar Criminal Defense Continuing Legal Education, Washington Bar Association

White Collar Criminal Defense Continuing Legal Education, Federal Bar Association

Honors and Awards:
Robert W. Graham Award for Pro Bono Legal Service, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Seattle-King County Bar Association

Seattle-King County Bar Association
Past Chair, Committee on Judiciary and Courts

Washington State Bar Association
Member, Trial Practice and Criminal Law Sections

Federal Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, 1995

American Bar Association
Member, Criminal Justice and Litigation Sections

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Chairman, 1996 - Present
Western District of Washington Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives

Past Employment Positions:
Western District of Washington, Assistant United States Attorney, 1980 - 1983

United States Department of Justice, Washington District of Columbia, Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, 1979 - 1980

United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Hon. Morell E. Sharp, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1979

Seattle, WA, Private Practice, 1983 - 2000

Birth Information:
1953, Oakland, California, United States of America

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