Tamara Lange currently serves as the Attorney & Mediator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Before joining the Court, she had a private mediation practice and served on the Northern District’s mediation and early neutral evaluation panels, as a settlement conference officer for the San Francisco Superior Court, and on mediation panels for the Alameda County Superior Court and for the San Francisco Police Department’s Office of Citizen Complaints.
Ms. Lange began practicing in 1995 as a civil litigator at Heller Ehrman, where she focused on insurance coverage, intellectual property, and environmental law. She later worked as a litigator at Caldwell Leslie in Los Angeles, handling intellectual property, entertainment, municipal, and commercial cases, and then at the National ACLU, Santa Clara County Counsel, and the National Center for Youth Law. Ms. Lange was a Lead Deputy for Santa Clara and served in lieu of the County Counsel on the California State Association of Counties’ Litigation Overview Committee.
Ms. Lange received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1995, where she was Order of the Coif, and her BS/BA with honors from Cornell University in 1990, where she was a College Scholar with a focus on neurobiology and behavior. She clerked for the Hon. Richard A. Paez in the Central District of California and for the Hon. William A. Fletcher at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2011, the County Counsels’ Association of California recognized Ms. Lange with the Dwight Herr Perpetual Award for Outstanding Appellate Practice.
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law
B.S./B.A., Cornell University