Jon S. Tigar has been a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California since January 2013. Before that, he served for 11 years as a trial judge on the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California. Prior to that, he was an associate and then a partner at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco; a trial attorney with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office; and an associate in the litigation department of Morrison & Foerster. He clerked for the Hon. Robert S. Vance on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Judge Tigar is an Adviser to the forthcoming Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm.
Education: Williams College, B.A.; University of California-Berkeley School of Law, J.D.