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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||4/17/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||David Levi|
|Home State:||Oakland, CA|
|Bachelors:||Stanford University, B.A., 1977|
|Law School:||Harvard Law School, J.D., 1980|
John Mendez is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Mendez was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of California from 1980 to 1984, 1986 to 1992, and again from 1993 to 2001. Mendez worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California from 1984 to 1986. In 1992, on the recommendation of U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, Mendez was nominated by President George W. Bush as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California from 1992 to 1993. Mendez became a Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County California Superior Court from 2001 to 2008.
Eastern District of California
Mendenz was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California by President George H.W. Bush on September 6, 2007 to a seat vacated by David Levi. Mendez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 10, 2008 on a majority vote and received commission on April 17, 2008. 
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of California
|Magistrate judges||Edmund Brennan • Greg Hollows • Dale A. Drozd • John Moulds • Craig Kellison • Gary Austin • Sandra Snyder • Stanley A. Boone • Allison Claire •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|