CHIEF United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller (KJM)


Federal Judicial Service

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Nominated by Barack H. Obama on March 10, 2010 to a seat vacated by the Hon. Frank C. Damrell, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2010, and received commission on December 21, 2010. Serves as Chief Judge, January 1, 2020 to present.

United States Magistrate Judge, 2003-2010


Legal Career

     Private Practice, 2000-2003

     Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1995-2000


Other Public Service

     CalOSHA Standards Board, Public Member, 2001-2003

     Sacramento City Council, Elected Member, 1987-1992


Selected Boards, Committees and Memberships

     American Law Institute, January 2016-Present

     Federal Judicial Center Board, 2014-2019

     Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation Board, 2012-Present

     Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas), Board of Directors, 2012-2019

     California State Bar Access to Justice Commission, Federal Courts Subcommittee, 2008-2013 (Chair, 2010-2013)

     Ninth Circuit Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Member, 2002-2008

     U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2001

     Federal Bar Association, National Convention Chair, 1999


Adjunct Teaching

     Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Federal Courts, Copyright, Computer & Internet Law, 1999, 2000, 2009-2013

     UC Davis School of Law, Cyberlaw 1999