Dana Makoto Sabraw

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Dana Makoto Sabraw
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Assumed office
September 26, 2003
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 116 Stat. 1758
Judge of the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Diego
In office
1998–2003
North County Municipal Court, County of San Diego
In office
1995–1998
Personal details
Born Dana Makoto Sabraw
1958 (age 58–59)
San Rafael, California
Education American River Junior College (A.A.)
San Diego State University (B.S.)
McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

Dana Makoto Sabraw (born 1958) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Early life and education[edit]

Sabraw's mother was born in Japan and is Japanese, making Sabraw half-Japanese.[1] His father was in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War when his parents met in 1954.[1] Sabraw was born in San Rafael, California, in 1958, and received an Associate of Arts degree from American River Junior College in 1978, a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in 1980, and a Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific in 1985.

Career[edit]

Sabraw was in private practice in San Diego from 1985 to 1989. He was in private practice in Santa Barbara from 1989 to 1995.

Judicial service[edit]

Sabraw was a judge on the North County Municipal Court, County of San Diego, California from 1995 to 1998. He was a judge on the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Diego, California from 1998 to 2003.

Sabraw is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Sabraw was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, to a new seat created by 116 Stat. 1758. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 2003, and received his commission on September 26, 2003.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 116 Stat. 1758
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2003–present
Incumbent