Larson, Stephen G.
The Honorable Stephen G. Larson is a U.S. district judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. A southern California native, Larson received a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University, where he served as a teaching assistant to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
He went on to earn a JD at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of The Law Review.
In 1991, Larson was appointed assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, where he served in the office’s criminal division for almost a decade.
In 2000, he was named a U.S. magistrate judge for the Central District of California, and in 2005 President George W. Bush appointed him a U.S. district judge. He received unanimous, bi-partisan confirmation by the Senate in 2006. Larson is a member of the Los Angeles Irish American Bar Association and was the keynote speaker at the group’s 2009 St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.
His mother, the former Sheila Margaret Kiley, is the daughter of Mary Teresa Mooney, who was born in Crumlin, Dublin in 1900, and John Thomas Kiley, whose grandparents emigrated to America from counties Wexford and Waterford during the Great Famine. He is married with seven children.
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