Richard C. Tallman

Richard Charles Tallman (born March 3, 1953) is a Senior Circuit of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a former of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.

Born in Oakland, , Tallman received his Bachelor of degree in 1975 from the University of Santa Clara and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the executive director of the law review.

After serving as a law clerk for Morell E. Sharp of the Court for the Western of , Tallman worked as a trial lawyer for the Department of Justice and as an Assistant Attorney in Seattle, .

From 1983 until his appointment to the Ninth Circuit in 2000, Tallman was an attorney in private practice in Seattle, including as chairman of the white-collar criminal defense practice group at the former Bogle and Gates law firm between 1990 and 1999.

After that firm closed on March 31, 1999, Tallman formed the firm Tallman & Severin.

Among Tallman’s higher-profile clients in private practice was representing the Seattle Mariners in legal disputes over scheduling rights in the Kingdome.

Tallman also handled medical malpractice and defense procurement cases.