On July 13, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Jamal N. Whitehead to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Whitehead served as a trial attorney at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, where he regularly represents victims of workplace discrimination and unfair labor practices. He was previously a federal trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington. Whitehead, who is Black and who uses a prosthetic leg, is the first person with a disability nominated to the federal bench by President Biden. He was confirmed on February 28, 2023.