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Alicemarie Stotler

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Alicemarie Stotler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #14
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/3/1984-1/5/2009
Chief:   2005-2009
Senior:   1/5/2009-6/9/2014
Preceded by:   Robert Kelleher
Succeeded by:   Josephine S. Tucker
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Alhambra, CA
Undergraduate:   University of Southern California, 1964
Law School:   University of Southern California Law School, 1967

Alicemarie Huber Stotler (b. 1942-d. 2014) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Stotler served on senior status from 2009 until her death on June 9, 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education

A native of California, Stotler graduated from the University of Southern California with her bachelor's degree in 1964 and her Juris Doctorate degree in 1967.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

Central District of California

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, Stotler was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 4, 1984, to a seat vacated by Robert Kelleher as Kelleher assumed senior status.[2] Stotler was confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. Stotler served as chief judge of the Central District of California from 2005 to 2009 before assuming senior status on January 5, 2009. Stotler passed away on June 9, 2014. Chief judge George King on her passing:

Judge Stotler was one of the most influential judges who served on our Court. As chair of the United States Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for five years, Judge Stotler’s work literally impacted how every federal lawyer practiced law, and how every federal judge presided over each case. She was a dear friend and colleague who was unfailingly kind and thoughtful, and who carried herself with grace, dignity, elegance and decorum. The Court and the judiciary could not have had a better ambassador. We will all miss her very much.[1][3]

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Metropolitan News-Enterprise, "Former Central District Chief Judge Alicemarie Stotler Dead at 72," June 11, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Judge Alicemarie Stotler's Biography at the Federal Judicial Center
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Kelleher
Central District of California
Seat #14
Succeeded by:
Josephine S. Tucker

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