Sri Srinavasan (1967 – )

Chief Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit, February 2020 – Present

Sri Srinivasan was born in Chandigarh India and moved to the United States when he was 4. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and later graduated from Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Srinivasan serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed by President Obama in 2013 and began serving as Chief Judge in February 2020. 

Srinivasan is the first person of South Asian descent to lead a federal circuit court.


Ann E. Marimow, “Merrick Garland Passes Gavel to Sri Srinivasan to Lead Influential Appeals Court,” Washington Post, n.d.,

“Asian American Judges on the Federal Courts | Federal Judicial Center,”, 2020,

“U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit – Sri Srinivasan,”, accessed January 10, 2021,

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