Hon. Andrew J. Guilford (ret.)
U.S. District Judge Guilford sits in Orange County, California, and is a Patent Pilot Program Judge. He has sat by designation with the Federal and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. For over 30 years, Judge Guilford was a trial lawyer on cases involving varied issues such as intellectual property. As a Regent Scholar at UCLA, he received his AB in Economics summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD also from UCLA, where he was an associate editor of the Law Review. In 1992, Judge Guilford was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers; five times the Daily Journal chose him as among California's Top 100 Lawyers. Judge Guilford served as President of the California State Bar and Orange County Bar. He was an editor of The Rutter Group's Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial and an Adjunct Professor at the UC Irvine School of Law. Judge Guilford served as President of the Public Law Center, receiving numerous awards for his pro bono work.