Robert Timlin

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Robert Timlin
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #27
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   9/15/1994 - 2/1/2005
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Past post:   Federal Magistrate judge
Past term:   1971 - 1975
Personal History
Born:   1932
Hometown:   Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate:   Georgetown U., A.B., 1954
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law Center, J.D., 1959
Grad. School:   Georgetown U. Law Center, LL.M., 1964
Military service:   U.S. Army 1955 - 1957 Private First Class

Robert J. Timlin is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is serving on senior status. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Timlin assumed senior status on February 1, 2005.

Early life and education

A native of New York, Timlin graduated from Georgetown with his bachelor's degree in 1954 and later graduated from Georgetown Law with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1959 and his Master of Laws degree in 1964. Timlin also served as a U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) from 1955 to 1957.

Professional career

Timlin began his legal career as a law clerk and attorney for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company from 1959 to 1960 before entering into Private practice from 1960 to 1961 and served again in private practice from 1966 to 1967. In 1961, Timlin joined the US Department of Justice as a Trial attorney in the criminal division based in Washington, DC from 1961 to 1964 and in 1964 joined the US Attorney's office as Assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California from 1964 to 1966. Timlin later became City attorney for the City of Corona from 1967 to 1970. Timlin took a one year break from law practice to become an instructor at Chaffey Union Junior College California before resuming law practice in 1971. Timlin later became a Municipal Court Judge in the Corona Judicial District from 1976 to 1980 before in 1980, Timlin became a Superior Court Judge in the Riverside County Superior Court from 1980 to 1990. In 1990, Timlin was appointed by Governor George Deukmejian as Associate justice for the California Fourth District Court of Appeals in Division 2 from 1990 to 1994.

Judicial career

Central District of California

Timlin began his federal judicial career as a Federal Magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Timlin was appointed to a four year part-time term in 1971 and served in that role until 1975.

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstien and Barbara Boxer, Timlin was nominated by President Bill Clinton on April 26, 1994, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Timlin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 14, 1994 on a voice vote and received commission on September 15, 1994[1].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Central District of California
Seat #27
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