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Gustavo Gelpi

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Gustavo Gelpi
Gustavo Antonio Gelpí, Jr..jpg
Current Court Information:
District of Puerto Rico
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   8/1/2006-Present
Preceded by:   Hector Laffitte
Past post:   District of Puerto Rico, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Past term:   2001-2006
Personal History
Born:   1965
Hometown:   San Juan, PR
Undergraduate:   Brandeis University, 1987
Law School:   Suffolk University Law School, 1991

Gustavo Gelpi is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. At the time of his appointment, he was a magistrate judge for the district.[1]

Early life and education

Gelpi graduated from Brandeis with his bachelor's degree in 1987 and later graduated from Suffolk Law with his J.D. degree in 1991.[2]

Professional career

  • 2001: Special litigation counsel for McConnell Valdes
  • 1999-2000: Solicitor general, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • 1997-1999: Deputy attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, Puerto Rico Department of Justice
  • 1997: Assistant to the attorney general, District of Puerto Rico
  • 1993-1997: Assistant federal public defender, District of Puerto Rico
  • 1991-1993: Law clerk for Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez[1]

Judicial career

District of Puerto Rico

On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican at-large Congressional delegation, Gelpi was nominated by George W. Bush on April 24, 2006, to a seat vacated by Judge Hector Laffitte as Laffitte assumed senior status. Gelpi was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 20, 2006, on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 1, 2006.[3]

Federal magistrate

Gelpi began his judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Gelpi was appointed to a eight-year term in 2001 and served in that role until his nomination to an Article III judgeship in 2006.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Hector Laffitte
District of Puerto Rico
Seat #2
Succeeded by: