S. James Otero
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|S. James Otero|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California|
Assumed office |
February 12, 2003
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Richard Paez|
|Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court|
Samuel James Otero|
1951 (age 66–67)
Los Angeles, California
California State University (B.A.)|
Stanford Law School (J.D.)
S. (Samuel) James Otero (born 1951) is a United States District Judge of 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 Regional 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.
District court service
On January 7, 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Otero to a seat on the Central District vacated by Richard Paez. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 10, 2003, and received his commission two days later.
On August 29, 2013, Otero ruled that the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration lease of VA land for the Jackie Robinson Stadium to UCLA, a film studio storage lot and other businesses is illegal.
- Judge says LA land meant for veteran use Archived 2013-08-30 at Archive.is, The Modesto Bee, August 29, 2013
- "George W. Bush appointee assigned to Daniels suit against Trump". POLITICO. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
- S. James Otero 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 Central District of California