S. James Otero
|S. James Otero|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California|
February 12, 2003
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Richard A. Paez|
|Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court|
|Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court|
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||California State University (B.A.)
Stanford Law School (J.D.)
S. (Samuel) James Otero (born 1951) is a judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Early life and education
Otero was an attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office from 1976 to 1987. He was General Counsel for Southern Pacific Transportation Company from 1987 to 1988.
Otero was a judge on the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1988 to 1990 and then a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1990 to 2003.
On January 7, 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Otero to a seat on the Central District vacated by Richard A. Paez. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 10, 2003, and received his commission two days later.
- August 29, 2013 – Judge Otero ruled that the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration land leased for the Jackie Robinson Stadium by UCLA, a film studio storage lot and other businesses is illegal.
- S. James Otero at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Judge says LA land meant for veteran use, The Modesto Bee, August 29, 2013