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A. Jay Cristol Edit Profile

A. Jay Cristol, American Federal judge. Bar: Florida 1959. Board trustees U. Miami, 1988-1990, Coral Gables; board directors American Red Cross, Miami, 1989-1997. Captain United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1989. Fellow American College Bankruptcy; member American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, Florida Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, U. MiamiLaw Alumni Association (president).

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: water skiing, windsurfing, flying, reading.

Connections

Married Eleanor Rubin. Children: Stephen Michael, David Alan.