George H. Wu

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George H. Wu
George H. Wu District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Assumed office
April 17, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Ronald S.W. Lew
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court
In office
1996–2007
Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court
In office
1993–1996
Personal details
Born George H. Wu
1950 (age 66–67)
New York City, New York
Education Pomona College B.A.
University of Chicago Law School J.D.

George H. Wu (born 1950) is a United States District Court of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education[edit]

Born in New York City, New York, Wu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1975. Wu was also a law clerk for Judge Stanley Barnes, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1976-1977 and in 1979.

Legal practice[edit]

After clerking for Judge Barnes, Wu was in private practice in Los Angeles, California. He was also briefly an assistant professor of law, University of Tennessee College of Law from 1979 to 1982. Additionally, he was an Assistant United States Attorney of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California from 1982 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1993.

Judicial background[edit]

In 1993, Wu was appointed as a state court judge to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. In 1996, he was elevated to a California Superior Court trial judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court and held this post until 2007.

Wu is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, sitting in Los Angeles. Wu was nominated to the Federal Bench by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Ronald S.W. Lew. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 2007, and received his commission on April 17, 2007.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Ronald S.W. Lew
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
2007–present
Incumbent