Gonzalo P. Curiel

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Gonzalo P. Curiel
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   9/22/2012 - Present
Past post:   Superior Court of San Diego County, California
Past term:   2006-2012
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   East Chicago, IN
Undergraduate:   Indiana U., B.A., 1976
Law School:   Indiana U. Law, J.D., 1979

Gonzalo P. Curiel is a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, he was a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Curiel earned a B.A. in 1976 from Indiana University. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1979.[4]

Professional career

After graduation, Curiel worked in two private firms, namely, James, James & Manning from 1979 to 1986 and Barbosa & Vera 1986 to 1989. He went on to serve as the Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 2002 and the Central District of California from 2002 to 2006. From 2006 to 2012, he was a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County, California.[4]

Judicial career

Southern District of California

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Gonzalo P. Curiel
 Court:Southern District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 317 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:November 10, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:March 28, 2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:April 26, 2012 
ApprovedAConfirmed:September 22, 2012
 Vote: Voice

Curiel was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California by President Obama on November 10, 2011. Obama commented on the nominations, stating, "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."[4] He is nominated to fill the seat vacated by Thomas Whelan.[2]

He was rated Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 28, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[5]

On September 22, 2012 the United States Senate confirmed Gonzalo P. Curiel to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California with a voice vote.[6][7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Whelan
Southern District of California
2012–Present
Succeeded by:
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