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Judge Tassopulos served as a United States Magistrate from
1971-1994; Presiding Magistrate, 1971-1987; Reappointed, 1979-1987.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
Judge Tassopulos has expertise in the areas of ERISA claims,
federal tort claims, fee disputes, wrongful termination, sexual harassment,
intellectual property, patent and copyright law, insurance coverage, personal
injury and commercial litigation.
She conducts judicial training seminars on trial practices
and settlement, discovery and federal procedure.
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County
Bar Association, Federal Magistrate Judges Association (Secretary, Treasurer
and Director of the Ninth Circuit).
- Received the ABAs Flaschner Judicial Award for
Outstanding Judge, 1993.
- Appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Justices Burger and Rhenquist
to court administration and the Magistrates Committee, 1991-1994.
B.A., Political Science, U.C. Berkeley, 1948
M.A., Political Science, U.C. Berkeley, 1957
L.L.B., Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, 1960