Frank R. Zapata

Personal

Birthday: 
1944
Birthplace: 
Safford, AZ
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Staff attorney, Pima County [Arizona] Legal Aid Society, 1973-1974
Assistant federal public defender, District of Arizona, 1974-1994; chief assistant federal public defender, 1984-1994
Assistant adjunct professor, University of Arizona College of Law, 1988-1990

Education

Name of School: 
Eastern Arizona College
Degree: 
A.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
Name of School - Second: 
University of Arizona
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1966
Name of School - Third: 

James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

The College of Law at the University of Arizona is a nationally prominent law school that has developed an outstanding academic program to prepare lawyers for leadership and service throughout the State, the country and internationally. We have created a close-knit community of scholars, educators and students who seek to advance justice. Our core values of justice, professional integrity, public leadership and community service inform all of our programs, activities and decisions.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1973

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Arizona
Court Name: 

Arizona District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/1/1996
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/3/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1994-1996

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