Reid & Hellyer Attorney Appointed to Federal Bench

June 24, 2009

DaveBristow.JPGDavid Bristow appointed to serve as federal magistrate judge in nation’s largest federal judicial district

After a distinguished legal career that most recently found himself at Riverside’s top business litigation law firm, David Bristow was sworn to an eight-year term to preside over matters at Riverside's Federal Courthouse.

A former deputy district attorney, public defender and president of the Riverside Bar Association from 2006-07, Bristow, 46, was president of the executive committee at Reid & Hellyer, one of the Inland Empire’s oldest law firms.

U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson called Bristow “a very good and just man, and that is coupled with a very sharp legal mind,” in an interview with the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Bristow’s time with Reid & Hellyer was focused on business litigation involving corporations, real property, contracts and employment.

The largest federal judicial district in the country, the Central District of California serves more than 19 million people in six Southern California counties. Bristow will preside over court duties such as criminal arraignment and trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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