Marilyn Hall Patel

Marilyn Hall Patel
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
October 30, 2009 – September 30, 2012
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
1997–2004
Preceded byThelton Henderson
Succeeded byVaughn Walker
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
June 30, 1980 – October 30, 2009
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 71 Stat. 586
Succeeded byEdward J. Davila
Personal details
Born
Marilyn Hall

1938 (age 80–81)
Amsterdam, New York
EducationWheaton College (B.A.)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)

Marilyn Hall Patel (born 1938) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Education and career

Patel was born Marilyn Hall in 1938, in Amsterdam, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959 from Wheaton College and a Juris Doctor in 1963 from Fordham University School of Law. She served in private practice in New York City from 1963 to 1967. She was an attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Department of Justice in San Francisco, California from 1967 to 1971. She served in private practice in San Francisco from 1971 to 1976. During this time she served as counsel for the National Organization for Women and was a member of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund's Board of Directors. She was an adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law from 1974 to 1976. She was a judge of the Oakland-Piedmont Municipal Court in California from 1976 to 1980.[1]

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