Kiyo Matsumoto

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Kiyo Matsumoto
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat# 12
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   07/22/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Edward Korman
Past post:   Eastern District of New York, Magistrate judge
Past term:   2004 - 2008
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate:   U. of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1976
Law School:   Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1981



Kiyo Matsumoto is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Matsumoto graduated from the University of California Berkley with her bachelor's degree in 1976 and later from Georgetown University Law Center with a Juris Doctor degree in 1981.[1]

Professional career

Matsumoto was a private practice attorney in Washington State from 1981 to 1983 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 2004. Matsumoto served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law from 1998 to 2004.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Matsumoto was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York in 2004 where she served a partial term until 2008.[1]

In 2008, Matsumoto was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2008 to a seat vacated by Edward Korman as Korman assumed senior status. Matsumoto was confirmed by the Senate on July 17, 2008 on a majority vote and received commission on July 22, 2008.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Korman
Eastern District of New York
2008–Current
Succeeded by:
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