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A. Jay Cristol

A. Jay Cristol, American federal judge. Bar: Florida 1959.

Background

  • Cristol, A. Jay was born on February 25, 1929 in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel and Mae (Stein) Cristol.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Miami, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, University Miami, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1997.

    Career

    • Special assistant to Attorney General of Florida, Tallahassee, 1959-1965. Senior partner Cristol, Mishan, Sloto, Miami, 1959-1985. Judge The United States of America Bankruptcy Court, 1985-1993, chief judge, 1994-1999, chief judge emeritus, since 1999.

      Adjunct professor University Miami Law School. Board governors 11th circuit National Conference Bankruptcy Judges. Bankruptcy rules advisory committee Judicial Conference of the United States, 1995-2001.

      Bankruptcy committee United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), 1996-2002. Teacher bankruptcy law to judges in Czech Republic, Slovenia, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Africa.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1959.

    Membership

    Board trustees University Miami, 1988-1990, Coral Gables. Board directors American Red Cross, Miami, since 1989, Wings Over Miami Aviation Museum, since 2001. Captain United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1989.

    Fellow American College Bankruptcy. Member American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, Bankruptcy Bar Association (southern district of Florida), Florida Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Water-skiing, windsurfing, flying, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Rubin. Children: Stephen Michael, David Alan.
    • father: Samuel Cristol
    • mother: Mae (Stein) Cristol
    • spouse: Eleanor Rubin
    • children: Stephen Michael Cristol
    • David Alan Cristol
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