Janis Lynn Sammartino (born 1950) is a District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
Early life and education
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sammartino graduated from Occidental College with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and later from Notre Dame Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1975.
Following law school graduation, Sammartino worked as a law clerk for Indiana Superior Court Judge Douglas Seely for St. Joseph County, Indiana from 1975 to 1976. She was a Deputy city attorney of San Diego City Attorney's Office, California from 1976 to 1994. Sammartino was a judge on the Municipal Court of the City of San Diego, California from 1994 to 1995. She was a judge on the Superior Court of San Diego County, California from 1995 to 2007.
Sammartino was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California by President George W. Bush on March 19, 2007 to a seat vacated Judith Nelsen Keep. Sammartino was confirmed by the Senate on September 10, 2007 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 21, 2007.