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Curiel, Gonzalo Paul

Born 1953 in East Chicago, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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. Assumed senior status on September 7, 2023.

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
     On detail 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