The Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia
U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Calif.
THE HONORABLE ANTHONY J. BATTAGLIA is a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed in March 2011. Prior to confirmation, Judge Battaglia served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District starting in 1993. Judge Battaglia graduated from California Western School of Law in 1974 and was admitted to the State Bar of California that same year. He practiced law from 1974-1993, specializing in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation with emphasis on products liability and maritime injury claims. He now serves as a member of the State-Federal Judicial Council and the 9th Circuit Jury Trial Improvement Committee, and as Program Chair and Speaker, in the Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar, since its inception in 2005. He has served as the U.S. Judicial Conference of the United States Magistrate Judge Observer 2009-2011, and has served on the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, 2003-2009; Member, Administrative Office Magistrate Judge Advisory Committee, 2008-2009; Member, Administrative Office Working Group on Pro Se Attorneys, 2009; Member, Ninth Circuit Magistrate Judge Executive Board 2005-2009, Chair 2006-2008; Observer Member, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, 2006-2008; President, Federal Magistrate Judge Association 2008-2009; President San Diego County Judges Association, 1997-1998; President, San Diego County Bar Association 1992; President, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, 1987; Program Chair, 9th Circuit Pretrial and Sentencing Institute for Magistrate Judges 2008. He is also the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on federal practice.