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Howard Matz

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Howard Matz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   6/29/1998 - 7/11/2011
Senior:   7/11/2011 - 4/1/2013
Preceded by:   Harry Hupp
Succeeded by:   Michael Fitzgerald
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:   Columbia U., A.B., 1965
Law School:   Harvard Law School, J.D., 1968

Howard Matz was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On July 11, 2011, Matz assumed senior status. He retired from the court on April 1, 2013. After his retirement he returned to the law firm, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, P.C., which he helped found in 1983.[1][2]

Early life and education

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Matz graduated from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1968.[3]

Professional career

Matz was a law clerk for Federal District Judge Morris Lasker in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1969 to 1970 before being a private practice attorney in the State of New York from 1970 to 1972. Matz was a private practice attorney in the State of California from 1972 to 1974 before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California until 1978. Matz served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Prosecutions Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office from 1977 to 1978. Matz resumed private practice work in Los Angeles, California from 1979 until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1998.[3]

Judicial career

Central District of California

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstien and Barbara Boxer, Matz was nominated to the United States District Court for the Central District of California by President Bill Clinton on October 20, 1997 to a seat vacated by Harry Hupp. Matz was confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 29, 1998.[4] Matz assumed senior status on July 11, 2011 and retired from the court on April 1, 2013. Matz was succeeded in this position by Michael Fitzgerald.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harry Hupp
Central District of California
1998–2011
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Michael Fitzgerald


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