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Thomas Owen Rice

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Washington
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Biography

Born 1960 in Spokane, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 29, 2011, to a seat vacated by Robert H. Whaley. Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2012, and received commission on March 8, 2012.

Education:
Gonzaga University, B.B.A., 1983
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
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

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 16600
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Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- Current
Assistant U.S. attorney
Eastern District of Washington
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deputy chief, Criminal Division, 2000-2003; chief, Criminal Division, 2003-2006; first assistant U.S. attorney, 2006-2012
Trial attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
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Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D. (1986)
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Gonzaga University
B.B.A. (1983)
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 16600
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
PO Box 1493
Spokane, WA 99210
Telephone: (509) 458-2470