U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
NominatedJanuary 19, 2022
ConfirmedJuly 12, 2023
Tiffany Cartwright was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on July 12, 2023.
Previously, she was a civil rights attorney and a partner at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, where she worked from 2014 to 2023.
Cartwright’s civil rights cases include Thomas v. Cannon, a police shooting case that resulted in a $15 million plaintiff’s jury verdict, Dunlap v. King County, in which a teenager was shot in the back by King County Sheriff’s deputies, and West v. City of Montesano, in which a man was shot in his home while experiencing a mental health crisis.
She served as pro bono Washington state counsel in Aguilar v. Yakima County, the first case litigated under the Washington Voting Rights Act.
Cartwright co-authored an amicus brief cited by the Supreme Court in Hall v. Florida, which held that Florida’s definition of intellectual disability in death penalty cases violated the Eighth Amendment.
Cartwright received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2010 and clerked for Judge Betty Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit and Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.