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Bernal, Jesus Gilberto

Born 1963 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on April 25, 2012, to a seat vacated by Stephen G. Larson. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2012, and received commission on December 12, 2012.

Yale University, B.A., 1986
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. David V. Kenyon, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1989-1991
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1991-1996
Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California, 1996-2012; deputy federal public defender, 1996-2006; directing attorney, Riverside Branch Office, 2006-2012; chief of trials, Los Angeles Office, 2012