|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
March 23, 2012
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Ricardo Urbina|
|Born||1962 (age 51–52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Florida State University, Tallahassee
University of Pennsylvania
Rudolph Contreras (born 1962) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Early life and education
Contreras was born in 1962 in Staten Island, New York to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 1984 and a Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1991.
Federal judicial service
On July 28, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Contreras to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He would replace Judge Ricardo M. Urbina who took senior status in 2011. On October 4, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his nomination and on October 3, 2011, reported his nomination to the floor of the Senate.
- Senate Judicial Questionnaire
- Tillman, Zoe (July 29, 2011). "Former Colleagues Weigh In on Rudolph Contreras Nomination". The Blog of Legal Times. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (July 28, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia