Atsushi Wallace Tashima

Hon. Atsushi Wallace Tashima
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Address: The Richard H. Chambers Courthouse
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 229-7250
Fax: (626) 229-7462
Web site:

Position Education Published Works
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since June 30, 2004

Appointed 1995 by William J. Clinton
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961

University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1958

Published Works:
Commencing and Removing Actions to Federal Court (Co-Author), 1984

Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial (Co-Author), (The Rutter Group- West Pub.) (2 Vols.), 1989

Motion Practice in the Central District, 5 California Law, January 25, 1985

The Revolution in Federal Jury Selection, Litigation, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall, 1992

A Modest Proposal to Revise the Magistrates Act, 144 F.R.D. 429, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Japanese American Bar Association

California Committee of Bar Examiners, 1978 - 1980

Past Employment Positions:
U. S. District Court, Central District of California, Judge, 1980 - 1996

Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles, 1977 - 1980

Amstar Corp. Spreckels Sugar Division, General Attorney and Vice President, 1972 - 1977

Spreckels Sugar Division, Amstar Corporation, Attorney, 1968 - 1972

State of California, Deputy Attorney General, 1961 - 1967

United States Marine Corps, Sergeant, 1953 - 1956

Los Angeles, California, Private Practice, 1977 - 1980

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge, 1996 - 2004

Birth Information:
1934, Santa Maria, California, United States of America

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