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Appointed by  Barack Obama
Preceded by  Jacqueline Nguyen
Name  Fernando Olguin

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Alma mater  Harvard University UC Berkeley School of Law
Education  UC Berkeley School of Law, Harvard University

Fernando Manzano Olguin (born 1961) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


Early life and education

Olguin was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Harvard University. In 1989, he earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley School of Law. After law school, Olguin served as a law clerk to Judge Charles Andrew Muecke of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Professional career

From 1991 until 1994, Olguin was a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice. He then worked as the education program director at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1994 until 1995. From 1995 until 2001, Olguin worked as a partner at the law firm Traber, Voorhees & Olguin handling housing and employment matters. From 2001 through most of 2012, Olguin served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California.

Federal judicial service

On May 14, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Olguin to serve as a United States District Judge for the Central District to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Olguin's nomination was reported by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary to the full Senate on July 19, 2012. On December 17, 2012, the Senate confirmed Olguin in a voice vote. He received his commission on January 16, 2013.


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