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Leonard Wexler

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Leonard Wexler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   06/22/1983 - 06/29/1994
Senior:   06/30/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   George Pratt
Succeeded by:   Nina Gershon
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1956 - 1983
Personal History
Born:   1924
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:   Indiana U., 1947
Law School:   New York U. School of Law, 1950
Military service:   U.S. Army 1943 - 1945
Leonard D. Wexler is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York. He joined the court in 1983 after an appointment from Ronald Reagan. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1994.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Wexler served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. He then earned his B.S. from Indiana University in 1947, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1950.[1]

Professional career

  • 2012-present: Distinguished jurist in residence, Touro Law Center
  • 1966-1983: Administrator, New York State Assigned Counsel Plan
  • 1956-1983: Attorney in private practice, Smithtown, New York
  • 1950-1956: Attorney in private practice, Bay Shore, New York[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Wexler was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 11, 1983, to a seat vacated by George Pratt. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 1983, and received commission the same day. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1994.[1] Wexler was succeeded in this position by Nina Gershon.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Pratt
Eastern District of New York
1983–1994
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Nina Gershon


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