Judge Dolly M. Gee | Trellis

The Honorable Dolly M. Gee

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Department 8C

Biography

The Hon. Dolly M. Gee is a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in August 2009 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2009. She filled the seat vacated by the resignation of the Hon. George P. Schiavelli. Judge Gee was originally nominated by President Bill Clinton to the District Court in May 1999, but her nomination was returned without receiving a confirmation hearing from the Republican-controlled Senate. At the time of her confirmation in 2009, Judge Gee held the distinction of being the first Chinese American female to be seated as an Article III Judge.

Judge Gee graduated with her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1981. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1984.

After graduating from law school, Gee clerked for the Hon. Milton Schwartz with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California for two years. She entered into private practice in 1986, joining the law firm Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann, and Sommers LLP, where she practiced as an associate for four years. Then, in 1990, Gee was named a partner of the firm. During her tenure there, Gee specialized in labor and employment law. She remained with the firm until receiving her confirmation to the District Court in 2009.

Her memberships have included the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the California Women's Law Center, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She was also the founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Judge Gee was born in Hawthorne, California. After her parents immigrated to the United States from China, her father fought in World War II and then worked as an aerospace engineer after the War.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1984)

B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (1981)

Career

Partner at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann, and Sommers LLP in Los Angeles County, California (1990 to 2009)

Associate at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann, and Sommers LLP in Los Angeles County, California (1986 to 1990)

Clerk at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California with the Hon. Milton Schwartz in Sacramento County, California (1984 to 1986)

Recent Rulings by Hon Dolly M. Gee

  • GAIL MICHELMAN V. LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANC

    Jul 12, 2012 | 

    GAIL MICHELMAN, an individual, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign insurance company; JOHN AND JANE DOES, 1- 10 and the marital communities comprised thereof, Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Rob...

  • UNITED STATES V. RYAN SEIDEMAN

    Jun 27, 2012 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. RYAN SEIDEMAN, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Robert H. Whaley, Senior District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted June 4, 2012 Seattle, Washington Before: SILVERMAN and MURGUIA...

  • ANIL RIJAL V. USCIS

    Jun 13, 2012 | 

    ANIL RIJAL, Individually, Petitioner-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, Respondent-Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Richard A. Jones, District Judge, Presiding Submitted June 4, 2012* Seattle, Washington Filed June ...

  • CITY OF ROSEVILLE EMPLOYEES' R V. ORLOFF FAM TR

    Jun 7, 2012 | 

    CITY OF ROSEVILLE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated; et al., Plaintiffs - Appellees, v. ORLOFF FAM TR UAD 12/31/01 MARSHALL J. ORLOFF & ANN S. ORLOFF TTEES, Objector - Appellant, v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.; et al., Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the Un...

  • BURNETT V. RAYTHEON CO. SHORT TERM DISABILITY

    Apr 14, 2011 | 

    784 F. Supp. 2d 1170 (2011) Terrance BURNETT, Plaintiff, v. RAYTHEON COMPANY SHORT TERM DISABILITY BASIC BENEFIT PLAN; Raytheon Company Disability Plan, Defendants. Case No. CV 09-1388 DMG (JWJx). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 14, 2011. Alan E. Kassan, Peter S. Sessions, Kantor and K...

  • GOMEZ V. CAMPBELL-EWALD CO.

    Apr 8, 2011 | 

    805 F. Supp. 2d 923 (2011) Jose GOMEZ, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals, Plaintiff, v. CAMPBELL-EWALD COMPANY, a Delaware corporation, Defendant. Case No. CV 10-2007 DMG (CWx). United States District Court, C.D. California. April 8, 2011. Evan M. Meyers, Michael J. Mc...

  • AUGUST V. PROVIDENT LIFE AND ACC. INS. CO.

    Mar 23, 2011 | 

    772 F. Supp. 2d 1197 (2011) Stephen J. AUGUST, M.D., Plaintiff, v. PROVIDENT LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO., et al., Defendants. Case No. CV09-01951 DMG (SHx). United States District Court, C.D. California. March 23, 2011. Richard H. Friedman, Henry G. Jones, James A. Hertz, Friedman Rubin, Bremerton, WA,...

  • FRANCO-GONZALES V. HOLDER

    Feb 1, 2011 | 

    767 F. Supp. 2d 1034 (2010) Jose Antonio FRANCO-GONZALES, et al., Petitioner, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr. Attorney General, et al., Respondents. Case No. CV 10-02211 DMG (DTB). United States District Court, C.D. California. December 27, 2010. Ordered Unsealed on February 1, 2011. John David Blair-Loy, Sean Rior...

  • PROGENY VENTURES V. WESTERN UNION FINANCIAL SERVS.

    Nov 16, 2010 | 

    752 F. Supp. 2d 1127 (2010) PROGENY VENTURES, INC., a California corporation, Plaintiff, v. WESTERN UNION FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., et al., Defendants. Case No. CV 09-06741 DMG (VBKx). United States District Court, C.D. California. November 16, 2010. Robert M. Ross, Klass Helman & Ross, Encino, CA, for Pla...

  • INTERPLAY ENTERTAINMENT V. TOPWARE INTERACTIVE

    Nov 2, 2010 | 

    751 F. Supp. 2d 1132 (2010) INTERPLAY ENTERTAINMENT CORP., Plaintiff, v. TOPWARE INTERACTIVE, INC., and Does 1-20, Defendants. Case No.: CV 10-7168-DMG (JCGx). United States District Court, C.D. California. November 2, 2010. Christopher J. Nelson, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff Interplay Entertainment Corp...

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