Roger T. Benitez

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Roger T. Benitez
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 21, 2004
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by New seat
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
2001–2004
Judge of the California Superior Court
In office
1997–2001
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Havana, Cuba
Alma mater Imperial Valley College (A.A.)
San Diego State University (B.A.)
Western State University College of Law (J.D.)

Roger T. Benitez (born 1950) is a United States federal judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Havana, Cuba, Benitez received an A.A. from Imperial Valley College in 1971, a B.A. from San Diego State University in 1974, and a J.D. from Western State University College of Law in 1978.

Career[edit]

Benitez was in private practice in Imperial County, California from 1978 to 1997. He was a judge on the California Superior Court from 1997 to 2001, also serving as an instructor for Imperial Valley College from 1998 to 1999.

In 2001, Benitez was appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California to serve as a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Then, on May 1, 2003, he was nominated by President George W. Bush to a new seat on the Southern District of California created by 116 Stat. 1758. Benitez was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 17, 2004,[1] and received his commission on June 21, 2004.

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