History of the Federal Judiciary

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Curiel, Gonzalo Paul
Born 1953 in East Chicago, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 10, 2011, to a seat vacated by Thomas J. Whelan. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 2012, and received commission on October 1, 2012.

Indiana University, B.A., 1976
Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law), J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dyer, Indiana, 1979-1986
Private practice, Monterey, California, 1986-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1989-2002; deputy chief, Narcotics Enforcement Section, 1996-1997, 1998-1999; attorney detailed to Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-1998;
   chief, Narcotics Enforcement Section, 1999-2002
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 2002-2006
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 2006-2012


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