Roger Benitez Biography

Roger Benitez is a Senior United States Judge for the United States district court of California. In the recent lawsuit where he is against California’s assault weapon ban, he overturned the case of a three-decade-old ban.

Early Life

Roger was born on 30th December 1950 in Havana, Cuba. The details about his parents and siblings have not been shared with the media yet. He did spent a happy childhood as by looking at his career his parents seemed supportive of him.

Roger has completed his high school education but the details about the same have not been shared with the media yet. In 1971 he went to Imperial Valley College and earned a degree in Associate of Arts. Later in 1974 for his higher studies, he went to San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. For his further studies, he went to Western State University College of Law and received a Juris Doctor.

Roger Benitez Career

Roger began his career by working at Imperial County, California in 1978. In 1997 he began working as a Judge at the California Superior Court. In 2001 he was appointed by the United States District Court to serve as United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California. On 17th June 2004, he was confirmed by United States Senate for the seat. After serving 39 years as a judge he was assumed as Senior Status.

On 31st December 2017, he was assumed as semi-retirement for United States Federal Judges. Currently, he has been dealing with a lawsuit against California’s Assault Weapons ban. He opened his statement by comparing AR-15 with a Swiss army knife as a defense weapon.  He will be further busy with the upcoming events of the court.


Roger presided in a lawsuit against California’s assault weapons ban. He passed the statements like the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of Weapons commonly allowed in most other states. He deals with criticism like a professional and keeps his focus on the work.

Roger Benitez Biography

Real Name Roger Thomas Benitez
Birth Date 30 December 1950
Age (as of 2021) 70 Years
Birth Place Havana, Cuba, United States
Nationality American
Profession Judge
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Diego State University, Western State University College of Law

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife? Cathryn C. Carr
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Roger tied a knot with Cathryn C. Carr at a private wedding ceremony. The details about his wife have not been shared with the media yet. He likes to keep his personal life private and away from the limelight.

Roger Benitez Net Worth

Roger has earned a lot by working as a Judge in courts. According to sources the details about his net worth have not yet been estimated. His other sources of income are from sponsorship and by attending various events.


  • For 1 year he worked as an instructor for Imperial Valley College.
  • On 1st May 2003, he was nominated by President George Washington for a new seat in the Southern District of California.
  • In 2019 he granted summary judgment in a lawsuit against California’s ban on the large-capacity magazine.
  • In 2020 three-judge panels affirmed his grant of summary judgment in a 2-1 decision.
  • He received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law.
  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be appealing the ruling to the 9th Circuit.

1 thought on “Roger Benitez Biography”

  1. I am a life long Republican.
    Our four daughters were Born and Raised in
    St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Each Fall at Hunting Season one could see the Hunters
    in their Orange Suits and their Hunting Rifles in their hands.]
    Why would a man Born in Cube come to our Country
    and Legalize ASSAULT WEAPONS and AR-15 for Sale on the
    Yes, I am for the SECOND AMENDMENT but
    Ever since Federal Judge Roger Benitez NIXED
    the Law on Banning Assault Rifles and AR-15
    Maybe the Judge should go back to CUBA were they
    shoot each other on/in the Streets of CUBA
    But Mr. Roger Benitez NOT in our Country.
    If you are any kind of a Religious person, and have
    just a little bit of a Heart. You would NOT allow
    little school children being Blown apart inside their Bodies
    But you Judge Benitez have NO idea. you still live by’the
    LAWS of CUBA we in this Country DO NOT.
    If you have children, just think of them going to and NOT coming
    home because there was a MASS SHOOTING AT THEIR SCHOOL


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