Janis Lynn Sammartino
|Janis Lynn Sammartino|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California|
September 21, 2007
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Judith Keep|
|Born||1950 (age 66–67)
|Education||Occidental College (A.B.)
Notre Dame Law School (J.D.)
Janis Lynn Sammartino (born 1950) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Early life and education
Following law school graduation, Sammartino worked as a law clerk for Indiana Superior Court Judge Douglas Seely for St. Joseph County, Indiana, from 1975 to 1976. She was a Deputy city attorney of San Diego City Attorney's Office, California from 1976 to 1994. Sammartino was a judge on the Municipal Court of the City of San Diego, California from 1994 to 1995. She was a judge on the Superior Court of San Diego County, California from 1995 to 2007.
Sammartino was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California by President George W. Bush on March 19, 2007 to a seat vacated Judith Keep. Sammartino was confirmed by the Senate on September 10, 2007 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 21, 2007.
On May 17, 2017, U.S. District Judge Sammartino sentenced Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau, the first active duty admiral ever convicted of a felony, to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the Fat Leonard scandal, although Gilbeau will still be allowed to continue collecting his nearly $10,000 monthly pension.
- Craig Whitlock; Tony Perry (17 May 2017). "Former admiral sentenced to 18 months in ‘Fat Leonard’ case". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California