Senior Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 13, 2009, to a seat vacated by Frederick L. Van Sickle; Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 2010, and received commission on January 26, 2010. Served as Chief Judge from January 27, 2011 to January 27, 2016.

University of North Dakota School, B.A., 1977
University of North Dakota, M.A., 1983
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1991

Professional Career:
Lecturer, University of North Dakota Department of English, 1984-1988
Staff Attorney, Hon. Fred Van Sickle, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 1991-1993
Private practice of law, 1993-2010
Adjunct Professor of Law, 1999-2005, Visiting Professor of Law, 2005-2007, Assistant Professor of Law, 2007-2010, Gonzaga University School of Law
Director of Externship Program, Gonzaga University of School of Law, 2002-2010


Staff Information

Chambers Phone:
(509) 458-5260

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1493
Spokane, WA 99210

E-mail address for proposed orders only: