Daniel Bress

Hon. Daniel Bress

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Judge Daniel A. Bress is a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with chambers in San Francisco.  A native of Gilroy, California, Judge Bress graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review.  Following law school, Judge Bress clerked for the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Judge Bress was then a lawyer private practice, first at Munger Tolles & Olson and later at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a litigation partner.  Judge Bress has also taught law school courses at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.  Judge Bress was nominated and confirmed to the Ninth Circuit in 2019.


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