Derrick Kahala Watson

Personal

Birthday: 
1966
Birthplace: 
Honolulu, HI
Race or Ethnicity: 
Pac. Isl./Asian Am.
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1991-1995, 2000-2007
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of California, 1995-2000; deputy chief, Civil Division, 1999-2000
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Corps, 1998-2006
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Hawaii, 2007-2013; chief, Civil Division, 2009-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, November 14, 2012; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1988
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1991

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Court Name: 

Hawaii District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/23/2013
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