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A. Jay Cristol

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


  • 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.


    • 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.


    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.



    Water-skiing, windsurfing, flying, reading.


    • 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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