Hon. Alex Kozinski

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Alex Kozinski

Judge Kozinski was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit on November 7, 1985, and served as Chief Judge from 2007 to 2014. He graduated from UCLA, receiving an A.B. degree in 1972, and from UCLA Law School, receiving a J.D. degree in 1975.

Prior to his appointment to the appellate bench, Judge Kozinski served as Chief Judge of the United States Claims Court, 1982-85; Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-82; Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981; Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of President-Elect Reagan, 1980-81; Attorney, Covington & Burling, 1979-81; Attorney, Forry Golbert Singer & Gelles, 1977-79; Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1976-77; and Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, 1975-76.

Judge Kozinski is married to Marcy Jane Tiffany and has three children: Yale, Wyatt and Clayton, and three grandchildren: Quinn, Owen and Anna. 

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Publications and Multimedia
Pros and Cons: Our Criminal Justice System at Work - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
December 08, 2015
Life on the Bench - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2015
Prosecutors Run Amok? - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2015
A Conversation Between Judge Kozinski and Judge Reinhardt - Event Audio
Sixth Annual Western Conference
January 28, 2012
Property Rights in the United States - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 16, 2007