|Appointed by Bill Clinton|
Name Dean Pregerson
|Preceded by A. Wallace Tashima|
|Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles UC Davis School of Law|
Dean Douglas Pregerson (born January 28, 1951) is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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 UC Davis School of Law in 1976. He was a Parole Hearing Officer with the California Department of Corrections in 1977. He was in private practice in Ventura, California in 1978. He was an assistant public defender in Agana, Guam from 1978 to 1981, and in private practice there until 1982. He was also in private practice in Napa, California in 1982. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1983 to 1985. He was a Vice President and general counsel, The Torrance Company, California in 1985. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1986 to 1996.
Federal judicial service
On January 26, 1996, Pregerson was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California vacated by A. Wallace Tashima. Pregerson was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 24, 1996, and received his commission on August 1, 1996. He assumed senior status on January 28, 2016.
Pregerson has been involved in many cases related to the entertainment industry, the use of concealed stun belts on prisoners in court, as well as the planned completion of the I-710 Freeway.
Pregerson's father, Harry Pregerson, is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In December 2013, Pregerson's son, David, aged 23, was killed by a hit and run driver while walking home in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles.