|Appointed by Barack Obama|
Preceded by Jacqueline Nguyen
|Name Fernando Olguin|
|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.
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.