|Dean D. Pregerson|
Dean D. Pregerson
United States Federal Judge
Born in Los Angeles, California, Pregerson received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1976. He also spent some time studying at The Hebrew University. He was a Parole hearing officer, Department of Corrections, State of California in 1977 and was in private practice in Ventura, California in 1978. He was an Assistant public defender, Public Defender Service Corporation, Agana, Guam from 1978 to 1981. Pregerson was in private practice in Agana, Guam in 1982. He was in private practice in Napa, California in 1982. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1983 to 1985 and was Vice president and general counsel at The Torrance Company, California, in 1985. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1986 to 1996.
Pregerson is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Pregerson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 26, 1996, to a seat vacated by A. Wallace Tashima. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 24, 1996, and received his commission on August 1, 1996.