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Updated - Judicial Nominations for the Western District of Washington

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The following United States District Judge nominations have been received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

  • 4/29/21: David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Ronald B. Leighton, retired.  Confirmed by the Senate on 9/14/21.  Sworn in on 10/15/21.
  • 4/29/21: Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Marsha J. Pechman, senior status.  Confirmed by the Senate on 10/21/21.  Sworn in on 12/8/21.
  • 5/12/21: Lauren King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Robert S. Lasnik, senior status.  Confirmed by the Senate on 10/5/21.  Sworn in on 12/15/21.
  • 9/30/21: John H. Chun, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice James L. Robart, senior status.  Confirmed by the Senate on 3/23/22.  Sworn in on 4/11/2022.
  • 1/19/22: Tiffany M. Cartwright, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Benjamin H. Settle, senior status.
  • 7/13/22: Kymberly Kathryn Evanson of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Ricardo S. Martinez, taking senior status.
  • 7/13/22: Jamal N. Whitehead, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, vice Richard A. Jones, taking senior status.

For more information on the nominees, please see the 4/29/21 White House Announcement, 5/12/21 White House Announcement, 9/30/21 White House Announcement, 1/19/22 White House Announcement.

To track the status of the confirmation process for each nominee please visit the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Judicial Nomination Status Page.