United States District Court for the Central District of California

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (commonly referred to as the CDCA, CACD, or C.D. Cal.) is the U.S. district court serving some 17 million people in southern and central California, making it the largest federal judicial district by population. The Central District of California was created on September 18, 1966. The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California represents the United States in civil and criminal cases before the court. Thomas P. O'Brien has held the role of U.S. Attorney since 2007.

Cases from the Central District of California are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is divided into three divisions, with jurisdiction over seven counties: Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

The Eastern Division hears cases from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties at its Riverside courthouse.

The Southern Division covers Orange County from its Santa Ana courthouse.

The Western Division handles cases for Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. Cases are heard in two courthouses in downtown Los Angeles, the older Spring Street Courthouse and the newer Edward Roybal courthouse. Since the mid-1990s, the district court administration has been fighting for funding to renovate or replace the aging Spring Street courthouse. Recently, a new courthouse was slated to be built sometime in the future combining the Spring Street and most of the Roybal courthouses into one building. The U.S. Attorney's office will then occupy the Spring Street building.

District judges

* Hon. Percy Anderson
* Hon. Cormac J. Carney
* Hon. David O. Carter
* Hon. Audrey B. Collins
* Hon. Florence-Marie Cooper
* Hon. Valerie Baker Fairbank
* Hon. Gary A. Feess
* Hon. Dale S. Fischer
* Hon. Andrew Guilford
* Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez
* Hon. Terry J. Hatter Jr.
* Hon. Robert J. Kelleher
* Hon. William D. Keller
* Hon. George H. King
* Hon. R. Gary Klausner
* Hon. Stephen G. Larson
* Hon. J. Spencer Letts
* Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew
* Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall
* Hon. A. Howard Matz
* Hon. Margaret M. Morrow
* Hon. S. James Otero
* Hon. Mariana R. Pfaelzer
* Hon. Virginia A. Phillips
* Hon. Dean D. Pregerson
* Hon. Manuel Real
* Hon. George P. Schiavelli
* Hon. James V. Selna
* Hon. Christina A. Snyder
* Hon. Alicemarie H. Stotler (Chief Judge)
* Hon. Robert M. Takasugi
* Hon. Robert J. Timlin
* Hon. John F. Walter
* Hon. Stephen V. Wilson
* Hon. Otis D. Wright II
* Hon. George H. Wu

External links

* [http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court, Central District of California]
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/ United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California]

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