James Otero

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James Otero
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #25
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   2/12/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Richard Paez
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:   California State U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   Stanford Law School, J.D., 1976



James Otero is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

A native Californian, Otero graduated from California State University with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and later graduated from Stanford Law with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1976.

Professional career

Otero started his legal career as a Law clerk/attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Los Angeles from 1976 to 1987. Otero also was General counsel & vice president for the Regional Counsel of Southern Pacific Transportation from 1987 to 1988. Otero became a Municipal Court Judge in the Municipal Court of Los Angeles from 1988 to 1990 before becoming a Superior Court Judge in the Superior Court of the State of California from 1990 till his nomination to the Federal Bench in 2003.

Judicial career

Central District of California

Otero was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 7, 2003 to a seat vacated by Richard Paez as Paez was nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsFebruary 16, 2009.[1] Otero was Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 2003 on a unopposed 94-0-6 vote and received commission on February 12, 2003[2].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard Paez
Central District of California
2003–Current
Seat #25
Succeeded by:
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