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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California|
|Station:||Los Angeles - Spring Street, CA|
|Active:||07/02/2009 - Present|
|Bachelors:||Ohio Wesleyan U., B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||Harvard Law, J.D., 1971|
John E. McDermott is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He was appointed to this position on July 02, 2009.
Early life and education
Judge McDermott received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1968, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1971.
Judge McDermott started his career in 1972 as a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty, Inc. He stayed there until 1981, and eventually became the Executive Director. In 1981, he left to become the Co-Managing Partner and Chairman of the litigation department at Memel, Jacobs, Pierno, Gersh & Ellsworth, where he stayed until 1987. After leaving, he became a Senior Litigation Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery until 1990. He then transferred to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in 1994, and served as a Senior Litigation Partner there until 1997. Later that year, he left to become a Senior Litigation Partner at Howrey LLP, where he stayed until his judicial appointment in 2009.
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Magistrate Judges of the Central District of California
- Central District of California: Judges' Procedures and Schedules