Robert S. Lasnik

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Robert S. Lasnik
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
2004–2011
Preceded by John C. Coughenour
Succeeded by Marsha J. Pechman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Assumed office
October 22, 1998
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Carolyn R. Dimmick
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 63–64)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Brandeis University
Northwestern University
University of Washington School of Law

Robert S. Lasnik (born 1951) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Born in Staten Island, New York, Lasnik received an A.B. from Brandeis University in 1972 and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University in 1973, an M.A. in education also from Northwestern University in 1974, and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1978. He was a deputy prosecutor in the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office from 1978 to 1981, a senior deputy prosecutor from 1981 to 1983, and a chief of staff in that office from 1983 to 1990. He served as a superior court judge on the King County Superior Court from 1990 to 1998.

Lasnik was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by President Bill Clinton on May 11, 1998, to a seat vacated by Carolyn R. Dimmick. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2004 to 2011.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John C. Coughenour
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
2004–2011
Succeeded by
Marsha J. Pechman
Preceded by
Carolyn R. Dimmick
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1998–present
Incumbent