P. Kevin Castel

Peter Kevin Castel (born August 5, 1950) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Peter Kevin Castel
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Assumed office
August 5, 2017
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
September 22, 2003 – August 5, 2017
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byLawrence M. McKenna
Succeeded byPhilip M. Halpern
Personal details
Born
Peter Kevin Castel

(1950-08-05) August 5, 1950 (age 69)
Jamaica, New York
EducationSt. John's University (B.S.)
St. John's University School of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born on August 5, 1950, in Jamaica, New York, Castel received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in 1975. He was a law clerk to Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1975 to 1977. He was in private practice of law at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York City, New York, from 1977 to 2003.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On March 5, 2003, Castel was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Lawrence M. McKenna. Castel was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 17, 2003, and received his commission on September 22, 2003. He took senior status on August 5, 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: Alphabetical index". Martindale-Hubbell. 9 June 2017 – via Google Books.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence M. McKenna
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
2003–2017
Succeeded by
Philip M. Halpern