S. James Otero

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk and attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1976-1987
Regional counsel, Southern Pacific Transportation Co., 1987-1988
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1988-1990
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1990-2003

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, July 18, 2002; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
California State University, Northridge
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Stanford University Law School

At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community: engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs: intensive curriculum, hands-on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources: from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
Court Name: 

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/12/2003
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