S. James Otero

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S. James Otero
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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
In office
1990–2003
Personal details
Born Samuel James Otero
1951 (age 65–66)
Los Angeles, California
Education 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[edit]

Otero was born in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in 1976.

Career[edit]

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.

Judicial service[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Judge says LA land meant for veteran use, The Modesto Bee, August 29, 2013

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard Paez
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
2003–present
Incumbent