Deborah Micev (3L) is completing a summer long externship with Federal Magistrate Judge William McCurine, who is also a member of TJSL’s...
Hon. William "Bill" McCurine, Jr. is a retired federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He was appointed to this position on January 5, 2004.
Magistrate Judge McCurine received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1969, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University College of Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, being the first African American from Chicago to do so. In 1975, he earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
After graduating from Harvard, Judge McCurine began a long career as a civil trial lawyer in San Diego, California. He began his career in 1975 as an associate and partner at Gray Cary Ames & Frye, LLP (now known as DLA Piper) and then in 2001 joined Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP as a partner.
Judge McCurine has been involved in the San Diego legal community for many years, including serving as a member of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, San Diego's local chapter of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges in the United States. He was also a Founder and past President of the Wm. B, Enright Inn of Court. He also served on the Board of the San Diego Inn of Court for many years, including one year as its President. He currently sits on the Board of Generate Hope, a not-for-profit organization that rescues women who have been victims of sex trafficking.