History of the Federal Judiciary

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Phillips, Virginia A.
Born 1957 in Orange, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 26, 1999, to a seat vacated by William M. Byrne, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on November 10, 1999, and received commission on November 15, 1999. Served as chief judge, 2016-present.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1995-1999

University of California, Riverside, B.A., 1979
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Private practice, Riverside, California, 1982-1991
Commissioner, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, 1991-1995

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, May 11, 1998; no Senate vote


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