Robert Lasnik

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Robert Lasnik
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #7T
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998 - Present
Chief:   2004 - 2011
Preceded by:   Carol Dimmick
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate:   Brandeis U., A.B., 1972
Law School:   University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1978
Grad. School:   Northwestern U., M.S., 1973, Northwestern U., M.A., 1974

Robert S. Lasnik is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Lasnik served as Chief Judge of the court from 2004 to 2011.

Early life and education

Born on Staten Island in New York, Lasnik graduated from Brandeis University with his bachelor's degree in 1972, earned a M.S. Master's degree from Northwestern University in 1973, and earned an M.A. Master's degree from Northwestern University in 1974. Lasnik received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Lasnik was a Deputy Prosecutor in the King County, Washington Prosecutor's Office from 1978 to 1981, the Senior Deputy Prosecutor until 1983, and the Chief of Staff for the King County Prosecutor's Office until 1990. Lasnik served as Superior Court Judge for the King County Superior Court from 1990 to 1998.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Washington

Lasnik was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington by President Bill Clinton on May 11, 1998 to a seat vacated by Carol Dimmick. Lasnik was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 22, 1998. Lasnik has served as Chief Judge of the court since 2004.[2][1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Carol Dimmick
Western District of Washington
1998–Current
Seat #7T
Succeeded by:
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