M. James Lorenz

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M. James Lorenz
M. James Lorenz District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
October 5, 1999 – October 25, 2009
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Rudi M. Brewster
Succeeded by Anthony J. Battaglia
Personal details
Born 1935
Pasadena, California
Alma mater University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)
California Western School of Law (J.D.)

M. James Lorenz (born 1935) is a United States federal judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Pasadena, California, Lorenz received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1957 and a J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1965, where he was a member of the Campbell E. Beaumont Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta.

Career[edit]

Lorenz was a Deputy district attorney of San Diego County District Attorney's Office, CA from 1966 to 1978. He was a U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California from 1978 to 1981. He was a First assistant, United States Attorney from 1978 to 1980. He was a Court appointed U.S. Attorney from 1980 to 1981. He was in private practice in San Diego, CA from 1982 to 1999.

Judicial service[edit]

Lorenz was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Lorenz was nominated by President Bill Clinton on March 8, 1999, to a seat vacated by Rudi M. Brewster. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 1, 1999, and received commission on October 5, 1999. He assumed senior status on October 25, 2009.

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