President Biden nominates Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as California judge

US President Joe Biden has nominated Ghanaian-born American, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as a judge in the district court for the Central District of California.

Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong born to Kwaku Ewusi-Mensah, father and Theodora Ewusi-Mensah; mother, was part of eight fresh candidates announced by Joe Biden on September 8 for the federal bench.

She is said to be the first-ever woman of colour to serve on the Ninth Circuit from California, after the US President presented his nominees for the federal judicial position for the seventh time.

Ghanaian-born American, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpon

This is after she served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2001 to 2002.


Judge Frimpong received her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1997 and J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001.

Before joining the Department of Justice, Judge Frimpong worked as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco from 2002 to 2007.

From 2007 to 2015, Judge Frimpong worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in various positions, including as Counselor to the Attorney General, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch, and other positions.

Since 2016, she has served as a judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court.


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