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Linares, Jose L.

Born 1953 in Havana, Cuba

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2002, to a seat vacated by Alfred J. Lechner, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on December 3, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2017-2019. Service terminated on May 16, 2019, due to retirement.

Jersey City State College (now Jersey City University), B.A., 1975
Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Supervising attorney, New York City Department of Investigation, 1978-1980
Private practice, New Jersey, 1980-2000, 2019-
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, 2000-2002