Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
November 14, 2012
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Boxer Praises President Obama for Nominating Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell for California's Central District Court
Senator Boxer Recommended the Nomination to the White House
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised President Obama’s nomination of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell to serve as a District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Senator Boxer recommended Judge O’Connell to the White House after a thorough interview and vetting process by a bipartisan advisory committee.
“I am so pleased that the President has nominated Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell to the Central District Court,” Senator Boxer said. “She brings with her decades of experience as a Superior Court Judge, a federal prosecutor and an attorney in private practice – all of which will make her a tremendous asset to the court.”
Judge O’Connell was first appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2005. She has served on the Superior Court’s Executive Committee, where she is involved new attorney orientation, community outreach programs and civic education programs.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2005, she helped lead high-profile criminal prosecutions, including cases that earned her awards of distinction from federal law enforcement officials.
Judge O’Connell received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review.
The Central District of California includes the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside. It is the most populous federal judicial district, with more than 18 million residents spread across 40,000 square miles.