Roger T. Benitez
|Roger T. Benitez|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California|
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|
|Judge of the California Superior Court|
|Born||1950 (age 65–66)
|Alma mater||San Diego State University
Western State University College of Law
Roger T. Benitez (born 1950) is a United States federal judge.
Early life and education
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, and received his commission on June 21, 2004.
- Roger T. Benitez at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California