JUDGE RONALD B. LEIGHTON was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington on November 26, 2002. Prior to that date, he had been a trial lawyer for 26 years with the firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim, specializing in complex litigation. Prior to his nomination to the bench, he was voted by his peers as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in Washington (Washington Law & Politics 1999-2001). He is a Past President of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (Washington Chapter). He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the
International Society of Barristers.