S. James Otero (Ret.)
Judge Otero is a graduate of Stanford Law School. In 2002, Judge Otero was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. In January 2003, Judge Otero was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As a senior district judge, Judge Otero presides over approximately 300 civil and criminal cases. Judge Otero is one of six originally participating judges in the Central District of California’s Patent Pilot Program.