Andrew Haden is an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, assigned to the General Crimes Section. Haden joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in fall 2010, after being selected through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. The Honors Program is a nationwide federal recruitment program with a distinguished history. Haden was the only Honors Program attorney hired by the Southern District of California in 2010.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Haden served for two years as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas J. Whelan in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
A San Diego native, Haden is actively involved in our local community. In 2009, Haden was appointed by the presiding judge of the San Diego Superior Court to serve a four-year term as a commissioner on the County of San Diego’s Juvenile Justice Commission. He is also a graduate of the Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a current member of the Hon. Clifford J. Wallace Chapter. From 2009-2010, Haden was the elected-president of the Stanford Club of San Diego.
Since 2008, Haden has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, coaching its national moot court teams. In 2009, Haden received the Honorable Richard D. Huffman Award for being the member of the San Diego legal community who made the most significant contribution to USD’s moot court program.
Haden received his B.A. from Stanford University in 2000. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Haden served in the Navy for five years, which included two overseas deployments. For his last assignment in the Navy, Haden was the navigator of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego in 2008.
While in law school, Haden won the Paul A. McLennon Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition. He went on to become the chair of the Moot Court Executive Board and distinguished himself in several national moot court competitions. Upon graduation, Haden received the Dean's Distinguished Service Award, the Owen Stark Heriot Award for being the outstanding veteran graduate and was inducted into the national Order of the Barristers for his achievements in oral advocacy.