United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
|Appeals to||Ninth Circuit|
|Established||March 2, 1905|
|Chief judge||Rosanna M. Peterson|
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (in case citations, E.D. Wash.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties of the state of Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.
As of the 2000 census, 1.3 million people resided in the Eastern District, representing 22% of the state's population. The district includes the cities of Richland, Spokane, and Yakima, amongst others. Courts at Yakima are located at the William O. Douglas Federal Building.
Cases from the Eastern District of Washington are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current U.S. Attorney for the district is Michael C. Ormsby. He was appointed in 2009.
Current judges 
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|20||Chief Judge||Rosanna M. Peterson||Spokane||1951||2010–present||2011–present||—||Obama|
|19||District Judge||Lonny R. Suko||Yakima||1943||2003–present||2009–2011||—||G.W. Bush|
|21||District Judge||Thomas O. Rice||Spokane||1960||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|13||Senior District Judge||Justin Lowe Quackenbush||Spokane||1929||1980–1995||1989–1995||1995–present||Carter|
|15||Senior District Judge||William Fremming Nielsen||Spokane||1934||1991–2003||1995–2000||2003–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|16||Senior District Judge||Frederick L. Van Sickle||Spokane||1943||1991–2008||2000–2005||2008–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|17||Senior District Judge||Robert H. Whaley||Spokane||1943||1995–2009||2005–2009||2009–present||Clinton|
|18||Senior District Judge||Edward F. Shea||Richland||1942||1998–2012||'none'||2012-present||Clinton|
Former judges 
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Edward Whitson||WA||1852–1910||1905–1910||(none)||(none)||T. Roosevelt||death|
|2||Frank H. Rudkin||WA||1864–1931||1911–1923||(none)||(none)||Taft||appointment to 9th Cir.|
|3||J. Stanley Webster||WA||1877–1962||1923–1939||(none)||1939–1962||Harding||death|
|4||Lloyd Llewellyn Black||WA||1889–1950||1940–1950||(none)||(none)||F. Roosevelt||death|
|5||Lewis B. Schwellenbach||WA||1894–1948||1940–1945||(none)||(none)||F. Roosevelt||resignation|
|6||Samuel Marion Driver||WA||1892–1958||1946–1958||1948–1958||(none)||Truman||death|
|7||William James Lindberg||WA||1904–1981||1951–1961||(none)||(none)||Truman||reassignment to W.D. Wash.|
|8||Charles Lawrence Powell||WA||1902–1975||1959–1972||1959–1972||1972–1975||Eisenhower||death|
|9||William Nelson Goodwin||WA||1909–1975||1966–1975||1972–1973||(none)||L. Johnson||death|
|10||Marshall Allen Neill||WA||1914–1979||1972–1979||1973–1979||(none)||Nixon||death|
|11||Jack Edward Tanner||WA||1919–2006||1978||(none)||(none)||Carter||reassignment to W.D. Wash.|
|12||Robert James McNichols||WA||1922–1993||1979–1991||1980–1989||1991–1993||Carter||death|
|14||Alan Angus McDonald||WA||1927–2007||1985–1996||(none)||1996–2007||Reagan||death|
See also 
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1923, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1924, and received commission on January 16, 1924.
- Black was initially appointed to the Western District of Washington in 1939; he was reassigned by operation of law to serve in both districts.