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George Daniels
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #12T
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Approval vote:   97-0-3
Active:   03/09/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Patterson
Past post:   New York Supreme Court, Justice
Past term:   1995 - 2000
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Allendale, SC
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1975
Law School:   University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law, J.D., 1978

George Daniels is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. In 1995, Daniels was appointed by Governor George Petaki as Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York from 1995 to 2000.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Allendale, South Carolina, Daniels graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1975 and later from Cal-Berkeley Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Daniels began his legal career as a Trial Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of New York assisting low-income clients from 1978 to 1980. Daniels served as a law clerk for former Chief Justice Rose Bird in the California Supreme Court from 1980 to 1981 before entering private practice from 1981 to 1983. In 1983, Daniels joined the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 1989. From 1988 to 1991, Daniels also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Brooklyn Law.[1]

From 1989 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1995, Daniels was a Judge in the Criminal Court of the City of New York with a brief term as Counsel to former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. In 1995, Daniels was appointed by Governor George Petaki as Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York from 1995 to 2000.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Chuck Schumer, Daniels was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Bill Clinton on August 5, 1999 to a seat vacated by Robert Patterson. Daniels was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2000 on a unopposed 97-0-3 vote and received commission on March 9, 2000.[2]

Notable cases

See also

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Patterson
Southern District of New York
2000–Current
Succeeded by:
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