Thomas Owen Rice

Personal

Birthday: 
1960
Birthplace: 
Spokane, WA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Washington, 1987-2012; deputy chief, Criminal Division, 2000-2003; chief, Criminal Division, 2003-2006; first assistant U.S. attorney, 2006-2012

Education

Name of School: 
Gonzaga University
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 

Gonzaga University School of Law

Gonzaga law is a private, Jesuit-affiliated school of law in Spokane, Washington that offers an experience-based academic program that produces graduates who are pursuing justice and finding solutions to legal challenges today and in the future. Gonzaga Law teaches ethical, inspired action on behalf of a client or cause in legal, economic, and social contexts. We focus on academics and scholarship where both students and faculty can make a difference in and out of academia. From granting the first-ever Gonzaga degree to a woman in 1935, to opening one of the country's first legal clinics in 1974, to a decades-long focus on legal research and writing, to a new experience-based curriculum in 2009, to launching the Pacific Northwest's first Accelerated J.D. program in 2013, and 15 month J.D. for Internationally Educated Lawyers in 2014, Gonzaga Law offers an innovative choice of law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1986

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Court Name: 

Washington Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/8/2012
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