Monthly Archives: October 2020

A Tale From Two Cities: David Joseph Sutton ’08 didn’t think he’d go to college. He’s now the Los Angeles Trial Chief in the largest federal district in the country.

Posted on October 30, 2020

Los Angeles Trial Chief David Sutton was recently featured in University of San Francisco Law School’s fall 2020 alumni magazine. By: Annie Breen To a middle schooler growing up with a single mom in San Francisco’ s Western Addition in the ‘90s, success often meant staying out of trouble — and not much more. But even that sometimes seemed like a tall order to David Sutton ‘08. “Back then, the neighborhood     wasn’t known as ‘NOPA,’ there weren’t any nice restaurants, and no one had heard […]..

Cuauhtémoc Ortega Appointed as New Federal Public Defender for Central District of California

Posted on October 15, 2020

Source: United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit Public Information Office Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have appointed Cuauhtémoc Ortega as the next federal public defender for the Central District of California. He began his four-year term today, October 15, 2020, following his oath of office. He succeeded Amy Karlin, who served as interim federal public defender after former FPD Hilary Potashner entered private practice in October 2019. “Cuauhtémoc Ortega is an outstanding addition to the federal defender […]..