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Tessa M. Gorman sworn in as U.S. Attorney, Western District of Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington

Seattle – After serving six months as Acting U.S. Attorney, Tessa Gorman was sworn in today as U.S. Attorney, following her appointment to the post by U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. The appointment comports with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. Chief U.S. District Judge David G. Estudillo administered the oath of office.

U.S. Attorney Gorman takes oath of office
U.S. Attorney Gorman takes oath.


U.S. Attorney Gorman also issued the 2023 Report to the Community, highlighting the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2023.  The report is linked below.



Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated January 16, 2024

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