Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Douglas F. McCormick

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As stated in General Order No. 21-10, Douglas F. McCormick has been reappointed as a full-time Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California for a term of eight years beginning on August 23, 2021, when his current term is scheduled to expire.  His official duty station will continue to be Santa Ana, California.

Judge McCormick was appointed as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in 2013. Before his appointment, Judge McCormick was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for almost 13 years. Before serving as a federal prosecutor, Judge McCormick was a civil litigator at Latham & Watkins in Costa Mesa. He started his career by serving as a law clerk to two federal judges, the Honorable Gary L. Taylor of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the Honorable Charles E. Wiggins of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He attended the UCLA School of Law and received his undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Irvine.

The Central District of California has 24 authorized full-time and one part-time Magistrate Judge positions.  The duties of Magistrate Judges include presiding over civil cases by consent of the parties and preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; the trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; conducting discovery hearings, settlement conferences and various other pretrial hearings in civil cases; and other matters as may be assigned.