Senior United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii (AWI)

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 12, 1997, to a seat vacated by the Hon. Robert E. Coyle. Confirmed by the Senate on October 9, 1997, and received commission on October 14, 1997. Served as Chief Judge, June 1, 2008 - October 31, 2012. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2012.



Reedley Junior College, A.S., 1966

University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, Pharm D., 1970

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1973


Professional Career:

Deputy city attorney, City Attorney's Office, Sacramento, California

Deputy public defender, Public Defender's Office, County of Fresno, California

Private practice, Fresno, California

Justice court judge, Parlier-Selma Judicial District, County of Fresno, California

Municipal court judge, Central Valley Municipal Court, County of Fresno, California