Dickran Tevrizian

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Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
August 5, 2005 – April 19, 2007
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
December 17, 1985 – August 5, 2005
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Andrew J. Guilford
Personal details
Born Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.
(1940-08-04) August 4, 1940 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California
Education University of Southern California (B.S.)
USC Gould School of Law (J.D.)

Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr. (born August 4, 1940) is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Confirmed in 1985, he is the first United States federal judge of Armenian ancestry. He is currently a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Dickran "Dicky" Tevrizian received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Southern California in 1962 and a Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law in 1965. While at USC, Tevrizian was a member of the Gamma Tau Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In 1994, he was awarded the Oxford Cup, the highest honor a brother of Beta Theta Pi can receive. He was a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen and Company in Los Angeles from 1965 to 1966, and then in private practice in Los Angeles until 1972. He was a judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1972 to 1978. He was a judge of the California Superior Court in Los Angeles from 1978 to 1982, returning to private practice in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1985, and expanding his practice to Pasadena from 1985 to 1986.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 7, 1985, Tevrizian was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission the following day. Tevrizian assumed senior status on August 5, 2005, and retired completely from the bench on April 19, 2007.[1]

Notable case[edit]

Tevrizian sentenced Barry Minkow, the criminal teenage entrepreneur who has since become a Christian minister and anti-fraud detective, to prison in 1987.[citation needed]

Post judicial service[edit]

Currently, he is a neutral (mediator and arbitrator) with JAMS, active as of March 2018.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
1985–2005
Succeeded by
Andrew J. Guilford