History of the Federal Judiciary

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O`Connell, Beverly Reid
Born 1965 in Ventura, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Valerie Baker Fairbank. Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 2013, and received commission on April 30, 2013.

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1986
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1990-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1995-2005; deputy chief, General Crimes Section, 1999-2003; senior litigation counsel, Organized Crime Strike Force, 2003-2005
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 2005-2013; assistant supervising judge, 2011-2013

Given name at birth: Beverly Ann Reid

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, November 14, 2012; no Senate vote


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