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Gustavo Gelpi
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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, B.A., 1987
Law School:   Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 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

Gelpi began his legal career as a law clerk for Federal judge Juan Perez-Gimenez for the District of Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1993 and served as an Assistant federal public defender, for the District of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 1997 and also served as an Assistant to the attorney general in the Puerto Rico Department of Justice in 1997. Gelpi later became Deputy attorney general for the office of legal counsel in the Puerto Rico Department of Justice from 1997 to 1999 and became Solicitor general for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1999 to 2000 and also served as Special litigation counsel for McConnell Valdes in 2001.[1]

Judicial career

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]

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 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]

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