History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Selna, James V.
Born 1945 in San Jose, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 29, 2003, to a seat vacated by J. Spencer Letts. Confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 2003, and received commission on March 27, 2003.

Stanford University, A.B., 1967
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1967-1978
Private practice, California, 1970-1998
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange, 1998-2003


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