History of the Federal Judiciary

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O`Neill, Lawrence Joseph
Born 1952 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Oliver W. Wanger. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 2007, and received commission on February 2, 2007.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of California, 1999-2007

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1973
Golden Gate University, M.P.A., 1976
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Police officer, San Leandro, California, 1973-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Robert F. Kane, California Court of Appeal, First District, 1979
Private practice, Fresno, California, 1979-1990
Adjunct professor, San Joaquin College of Law, 1986-1992
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, 1990-1999

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, August 2, 2006; no Senate vote


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