History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hamilton, Phyllis Jean
Born 1952 in Jacksonville, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 9, 2000, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 25, 2000.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1991-2000

Stanford University, B.A., 1974
University of Santa Clara (now Santa Clara University) School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Deputy public defender, California, 1976-1980
Manager, EEO programs, Farinon Electric Corporation, 1980
Administrative judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, San Francisco, California, 1980-1985
Commissioner, Oakland-Piedmont-Emeryville [California] Municipal Court, 1985-1991


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