Judge Andrew J. Guilford | Trellis

The Honorable Andrew J. Guilford

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Department 10D

Biography

The Hon. Andrew J. Guilford is a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. He was nominated by President George W. Bush in January 2006 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2006. He filled the seat vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian, Jr. (Ret.).

Judge Guilford graduated summa cum laude with his A.B. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. He went on to earn his J.D. from the Univerisity of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1975.

Guilford served an externship for the Hon. Lester Roth with the California Court of Appeal for the Second District.

After graduating from law school, Guilford joined the Costa Mesa law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton LLP, where he first practiced as an associate. He was named a partner in 1983 and would spend his entire legal career, outside of his federal judgeship, with the firm. During his thirty years with Sheppard Mullin et al., Guilford specialized in intellectual property, unfair competition, finance, and professional liability matters. He remained with the firm until his confirmation to the District Court.

During his tenure on the District Court bench, Judge Guilford has sat by designation with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal. He has also served as a judge with the Patent Pilot Program for the Central District.

The American College of Trial Lawyers elected Guilford as a Fellow in 1992. He has served as the past-president of the State Bar of California and past-president of the Orange County Bar Association. He also received an appointment to the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Council by the U.S. Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.

He is a fan of the Rolling Stones.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1975)

A.B. from University of California, Los Angeles (1972) (Economics)

Career

Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton LLP in Orange County, California (1983 to 2006)

Associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton LLP in Orange County, California (1975 to 1983)

Extern at California Court of Appeal for the Second District with the Hon. Lester Roth in Los Angeles County, California

Recent Rulings by Hon Andrew J. Guilford

  • UNITED STATES V. BRENDA MENDOZA-BOJORQUEZ

    Jul 27, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BRENDA MARIA MENDOZA- BOJORQUEZ, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Cindy K. Jorgenson, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 10, 2017 San Francisco, California Before: GRABER and FRIED...

  • UNITED STATES V. MARTHA SOLANO

    Jul 27, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARTHA EDILIA SOLANO, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Cindy K. Jorgenson, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 10, 2017 San Francisco, California Before: GRABER and FRIEDLAND, Circu...

  • UNITED STATES V. MARCUS BELTON

    Jul 27, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARCUS BELTON, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California Jon S. Tigar, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 10, 2017 San Francisco, California Before: GRABER and FRIEDLAND, Circui...

  • CANNA CARE, INC. V. CIR

    Jul 25, 2017 | 

    CANNA CARE, INC., Petitioner-Appellant, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent-Appellee. Appeal from the Decisio United States Tax Co Argued and Submitted July San Francisco, Califo Appellant Canna Care, Inc., a marijuana dis appeals the Tax Court’s decision upholding the In deficiency findings in...

  • UNITED STATES V. VLADIMIR HANDL

    Jul 12, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. VLADIMIR HANDL, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California William Alsup, District Judge, Presiding Submitted July 10, 2017** San Francisco, California Before: GRABER and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judge...

  • J. BELL V. CIR

    Jul 12, 2017 | 

    J. MICHAEL BELL; SANDRA L. BELL, Petitioners-Appellants, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent-Appellee. MBA REAL ESTATE, INC., Petitioner-Appellant, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent-Appellee. Appeal from Decisions United States Tax C Submitted July 10, San Francisco, Calif Petitio...

  • UNITED STATES V. REVELES

    Oct 24, 2011 | 

    660 F.3d 1138 (2011) UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Robert REVELES, Defendant-Appellant. No. 10-30313. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Argued and Submitted August 3, 2011. Filed October 24, 2011. Michael Filipovic, First Assistant Public Defender, Seattle, WA; Ulrike B. Con...

  • SUZLON ENERGY LTD. V. MICROSOFT CORP.

    Oct 3, 2011 | 

    671 F.3d 726 (2011) SUZLON ENERGY LTD., Petitioner-Appellant, and Rajagopalan Sridhar, Intervenor-Defendant-Appellee, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Respondent-Appellee. No. 10-35793. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Argued and Submitted August 3, 2011. Filed October 3, 2011. Jeremy J.O. Harwood, ...

  • BODE V. CITY OF FULLERTON

    Sep 26, 2011 | 

    815 F. Supp. 2d 1117 (2011) Kari BODE and Gina Nastasi, Plaintiffs, v. CITY OF FULLERTON; Officer Albert Rincon; Officer Christopher Wren; and Does 1 to 100, inclusive, Defendants. Case No. SACV 10-835 AG(MLGx). United States District Court, C.D. California. September 26, 2011. Aren Kavcioglu, Douglas A. L...

  • CONFEDERATED TRIBES AND BANDS V. GREGOIRE

    Sep 23, 2011 | 

    658 F.3d 1078 (2011) CONFEDERATED TRIBES AND BANDS OF THE YAKAMA INDIAN NATION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Christine O. GREGOIRE, Governor of the State of Washington; Cindi Holmstrom, Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue; Leslie Cushman, Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of ...

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