Kiyo Matsumoto is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
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Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Matsumoto graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with her bachelor"s degree in 1976 and later from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. degree in 1981.<1>
Matsumoto was a private practice attorney in Washington State from 1981 to 1983 before joining the U.S. Attorney"s Office as assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 2004. Matsumoto served as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law from 1998 to 2004.<1>
Eastern District of New York
Matsumoto was a federal magistrate judge for the Eastern District of New York in 2004 where she served a partial term until 2008.
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In 2008, Matsumoto was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2008, to a seat vacated by Edward Korman as Korman assumed senior status. Matsumoto was confirmed by the Senate on July 17, 2008, on a majority vote and received commission on July 22, 2008.<2>
Federal judges who have served the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Chief Judge: Margo Brodie • Kiyo Matsumoto • Joan Azrack • Ann M. Donnelly • William Kuntz • Pamela Ki Mai Chen • Gary R. Brown • LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall • Diane Gujarati • Eric Komitee • Rachel Kovner
Raymond Dearie • Leo Glasser • Denis Hurley • Sterling Johnson • Edward Korman • Carol Amon • Brian Cogan • Nicholas Garaufis • Nina Gershon • Dora Irizarry • Allyne Ross • Joanna Seybert • Eric Vitaliano • Frederic Block •
Thomas Platt • Charles Sifton • Arthur Spatt • David Trager • Jack Weinstein • Leonard Wexler • Joseph Bianco • Sandra Feuerstein • John Gleeson • Roslynn Mauskopf • Sandra Townes • Frank Altimari • Charles Linnaeus Benedict • Joseph McLaughlin (Second Circuit) • Reena Raggi • George Pratt • Asa Wentworth Tenney • Edward Beers Thomas • Thomas Chatfield • Van Vechten Veeder • Edwin Louis Garvin • Marcus Beach Campbell • Robert Alexander Inch • Grover Moscowitz • Mortimer Byers • Clarence Galston • Matthew Abruzzo • John Bartels • Frederic Block • Henry Bramwell • Walter Bruchhausen • Mark Costantino • John Dooling • Orrin Judd • Jacob Mishler • Edward Neaher • Eugene Nickerson • Leo Rayfiel • George Rosling • Anthony Travia • Joseph Zavatt • Harold Kennedy (New York) •
Raymond Dearie • Edward Korman • Thomas Platt • Charles Sifton • Jack Weinstein • Carol Amon • Dora Irizarry • Roslynn Mauskopf • Robert Alexander Inch • Walter Bruchhausen • Jacob Mishler • Joseph Zavatt •