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Ronald Bruce Leighton (born 1951) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Ronald Bruce Leighton
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Assumed office
February 28, 2019
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
November 26, 2002 – February 28, 2019
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRobert Jensen Bryan
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
Born
Ronald Bruce Leighton

1951 (age 67–68)
Stockton, California
EducationWhitworth College (B.A.)
University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Stockton, California, Leighton received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitworth College in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1976. He was in private practice in Tacoma, Washington, from 1976 to 2002.

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On January 23, 2002, Leighton was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington vacated by Robert Jensen Bryan. Leighton was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received his commission on November 26, 2002. He assumed senior status on February 28, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Jensen Bryan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
2002–2019
Vacant