Judge James L. Robart Biography

Judge James L. Robart was nominated for appointment on December 11, 2003. Judge Robart was confirmed by the Senate on June 17, 2004.  Judge Robart entered duty on June 28, 2004.

 

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1973), Administrative Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, 1972-1973
  • Whitman College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1969); Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Career Record:

  • 1973 - 1996 Lawyer, Lane Powell Moss & Miller
  • 1997 - 2002 Co-Managing Partner, Lane Powell Spears Lubersky
  • 2003 - 2004 Managing Partner, Lane Powell Spears Lubersky
  • 2004 - present United States District Court Judge, Western District of Washington

 

Memberships:

  • Member, Ninth Circuit IT Committee, 2007-2009
  • Ninth Circuit Advisory Board, 2002-2005
  • Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1993-1995
  • Board of Governors, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 1985-1986
  • Organizing Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 1983-1984
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

 

 

Community Activities:

 

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Whitman College
  • Former Chair, Board of Overseers, Whitman College
  • Former President and Trustee, Seattle Children’s Home
  • Former Co-Chair, Second Century Society, Children’s Home Society of Washington
  • Former Member, State Advisory Board and Former Trustee, Children’s Home Society of Washington