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Jeffrey Miller

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Jeffrey Miller
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/27/1997 - 6/6/2010
Senior:   6/6/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Gordon Thompson
Succeeded by:   Cathy Bencivengo
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   UCLA, 1964
Law School:   UCLA School of Law, 1967

Jeffery Miller is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Miller assumed senior status on June 6, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

A native of New York state, Miller graduated from the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA) with his bachelor's degree in 1964 and his J.D. degree in 1967.[1]

Professional career

Miller started his career as a deputy state attorney general for the California Attorney General's Office from 1968 to 1987 before becoming a judge in the Superior Court of San Diego County from 1987 to 1997.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of California

On the recommendations of U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstien and Barbara Boxer, Miller was nominated by Bill Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Judge Gordon Thompson, Jr. as Thompson assumed senior status. Miller was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 23, 1997, on and received commission on May 27, 1997.[2]

Notable cases

Marine aircraft crash settlement (2011)

     United States District Court for the Southern District of California (Yoon et al v United States et al, 3:2010cv01578)

On December 28, 2011, Miller ordered the U.S. Government to pay $17 million in damages to the family of Don Yoon. The payments were to cover the loss of Yoon's wife, two daughters and mother in law when a U.S. Marine Corps jet crashed into their California home in 2008. Yoon commented on the ruling, stating, "Our family is relieved that this part of the process is over, but no sum of money will ever make up for the loss of our loved ones. I still harbor no ill will towards the United States Marine Corps and the pilot that did all he could to prevent this tragedy."[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Gordon Thompson
Southern District of California
Succeeded by:
Cathy Bencivengo

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