The Hon. Jacqueline Chooljian is a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. She was appointed to the District Court in 2006.
Judge Chooljian received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1982. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 1986.
After graduating from law school, Chooljian began a clerkship for the Hon. Alicemarie H. Stotler, Justice of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The following year, Chooljian then joined the law firm of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, where she practiced as an associate in the firms Litigation Section for two years.
Chooljian left private practice at that time to become an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. During her tenure there, she also served as special counsel to the U.S. Attorney and was the chief of the Criminal Division. She remained with the U.S. Attorney's Office until her appointment to the District Court in 2006.
Since becoming a magistrate judge, she has served on the Board of the Los Angeles Federal Bar Association.
Chooljian also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and Loyola Law School.