Phyllis Jean Hamilton
Phyllis Jean Hamilton (born 1952) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Hamilton received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1974 and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1976. She was a deputy public defender in the California Office of the Public Defender from 1976 to 1980, and briefly served as a manager of EEO Programs for Farinon Electric Corporation in 1980. She became an administrative judge for the San Francisco Regional Office of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board from 1980 to 1985, and was a court commissioner for the Municipal Court, Oakland-Piedmont-Emeryville Judicial District from 1985 to 1991. From 1991 to 2000, Hamilton was a United States Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
On February 9, 2000, Hamilton was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California created by 104 Stat. 5089, 5105. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received her commission on May 25, 2000.
- Phyllis Jean Hamilton at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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