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Jose Linares

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Jose Linares
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Station:   Newark, NJ
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/03/2002-Present
Preceded by:   Alfred Lechner
Past post:   Essex County Superior Court, Judge
Past term:   2000-2002
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Havana, Cuba
Undergraduate:   Jersey City State University, 1975
Law School:   Temple Law,, 1978

Jose Linares is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]


Linares graduated from Jersey City State University with his bachelor's degeee in 1975 and later graduated from Temple Law School in Philadelphia with his J.D. degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Linares was a supervising attorney in the New York City Department of Investigation from 1978 to 1980 before moving to New Jersey to became a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey from 1980 to 2000. In 2000, Linares became a superior court judge in the Essex County Superior Court from 2000 to 2002.[1]

Judicial career

District of New Jersey

Linares was nominated by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2002, to a seat vacated by Judge Alfred Lechner as Lechner assumed senior status. Linares was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14, 2002, on a majority voice vote and received commission on December 3, 2002.[2]

Notable cases

James Meals v. Port Authority Trans-Hudson

Judge Linares upheld a $3.79 million judgement against Port Authority Trans-Hudson for negligence after a railroad employee's eye was sliced open.


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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alfred Lechner
District of New Jersey
Seat #10
Succeeded by:

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