James Alan Soto

Personal

Birthday: 
1950
Birthplace: 
Nogales, AZ
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic/White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Arizona National Guard, 1971-1977
Deputy city attorney (part-time), Nogales, Arizona, 1975-1983
Town attorney (part-time), Patagonia, Arizona, 1975-1992
Private practice, Nogales, Arizona, 1975-2001
Deputy county attorney (part-time), Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 1979
Presiding judge, Arizona Superior Court, Santa Cruz County, 2001-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Arizona State University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 
Arizona State University College of Law
Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1975

Judicial Career

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

Arizona District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/9/2014
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