The Honorable Allison Claire

U.S. District Court, E. District of California, Department 26

Biography

The Hon. Allison Claire is a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. She was appointed to the District Court in 2012.

Judge Claire received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1990. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1993.

Claire began her legal career as a clerk for the Hon. Lawrence K. Karlton with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in 1993. Two years later, she joined the Federal Defender's Office for the Eastern District of California, where she would serve as a federal public defender until her appointment to the District Court in 2012.