Jesus G. Bernal

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Jesus G. Bernal
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 12, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Stephen Larson
Personal details
Born November 1963 (age 50)
Culiacán, Mexico
Alma mater Yale University
Stanford University

Jesus Gilberto Bernal (born November 1963) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Biography[edit]

Bernal received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Yale University in 1986. He received his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1989. He served as a law clerk to Judge David V. Kenyon of the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 1989 to 1991. He worked as a litigation associate at the law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe LLP in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1996, where he focused on complex civil litigation. Since 1996 he has been a Deputy Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California, serving at the Los Angeles office from 1996 to 2006 and serving as a Directing Attorney at the Riverside office since 2006.[1]

Nomination to District Court[edit]

On April 25, 2012, President Obama nominated Bernal to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, to the seat vacated by Judge Stephen G. Larson.[2] The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his nomination on June 6, 2012 and reported his nomination to the floor on July 12, 2012.[3]

The Senate confirmed Bernal in a voice vote on December 11, 2012. He received his judicial commission on December 12, 2012.[4]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Stephen Larson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
2012–present
Incumbent