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Walter David Counts III, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Nomination

  • September 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed January 11, 2018
  • Age: 55

Career

  • Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas (2009 – Present)
  • State Judge Advocate and Colonel, Texas National Guard (1989 – Present)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas (1995-2009)
  • Solo Practitioner (1990-191)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Travis County District Attorney (1987-90, 1991-95)
  • Associate, Martin, Cox, Greenberg, & Jones (1986-1987)

Education

  • Texas Tech University B.A. (1983)
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. (1986)

Links

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/15/president-obama-nominates-six-serve-united-states-district-courts

https://ballotpedia.org/David_Counts

http://grandlodgeoftexas.org/grandmaster/w-david-counts-jr/


Matthew Kacsmaryk Confirmed

Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: September 7, 2017
  • Renominated: January 8, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 39

Career

  • Deputy General Counsel, First Liberty Institute (2014 – Present)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas (2008-13)
    • Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security
  • Associate, Baker Botts LLP, (2003-08)
    • Opus Justitiae Award for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Education

  • Abilene Christian University, B.A., summa cum laude (1999)
    • Trustee Scholar
    • Jack Pope Fellows Program
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors (2003)

Links

https://firstliberty.org/team/matthew-kacsmaryk/

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/THE_WHITE_HOUSE.pdf?cachebuster:27


James W Hendrix

James Wesley Hendrix, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas  

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 17, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 30, 2019

Career

  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas (2007 – Present)
    • Chief of the Office’s Appellate Division (2012 – Present)
    • Assistant United States Attorney (2007 – Present)
  • Ex officioMember, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (2017 – Present)
  • Chairperson, Nationwide Appellate Chiefs Workings Group (2017 – Present)
    • Member (2015 – Present)
  • Associate, Baker Botts L.L.P. (2004 – 2007)
    • Summer Associate (Summers 2001, 2002)
  • Summer Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Summer 2002)
  • Summer Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Summer 2001)
    • Law Clerk (Spring 2001)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2003)
    • With High Honors
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Chicago, B.A. (2000)
    • With Honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Judge Patrick Higginbotham, S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit(2003 – 2004)

Links


Mark T. Pittman

Mark T. Pittman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 17, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019

Career

  • Associate Justice, Texas Second Court of Appeals (2017 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law (2019 – Present)
  • District Judge, 352ndJudicial District Court (2015 – 2017)
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, United State’s Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas (2014 – 2015)
  • Enforcement Attorney, United States Securities and Exchange Commission (2011 – 2015)
  • Senior Attorney, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2009 – 2011)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas (2007 – 2009)
  • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice (2004 – 2007)
  • Litigation Associate, Kelly, Hart and Hallman, LLP (1999 – 2000; 2001 – 2004)
  • Legislative Affairs Assistant and Law Clerk, Texas Medical Association (1998 – 1999)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1999)
    • Texas Review of Law and Politics, Founding Member
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. (1996)
    • Magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Honorable Eldon B. Mahon,United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (2000 – 2001)
  • Strasburger & price, LLP (Summer 1998)
  • Office of General Counsel to the office of the Govenor of Texas (Summer 1997)

Links



   

Karen Gren Scholer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nomination

  • March 15, 2016 –President Obama
  • September 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed March 5, 2018
  • Age: 59

Career

  • Principal & Co-managing Partner, Carter Scholer PLLC (2014-present)
  • Partner, Jones Day (2009-2013)
  • District Judge, Eastern District of Texas (2001-08)
  • Presiding Judge for the Dallas County Civil District Judges (2007)
  • Partner, Andrews & Kurth, LLP (1996-2000)
  • Partner, Strasburger & Price, LLP (1989-1996)
  • Associate, Strasburger & Price, LLP (1982-1989)
    • Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers (Texas)
    • D Magazine’s Best Lawyer lists.

Education

  • Rice University, B.A (1979)
  • Cornell University Law School, J.D. (1982)

Links

http://www.carterscholer.com/attorneys/karen-gren-scholer

https://ballotpedia.org/Karen_Gren_Scholer


Ada Brown

Ada E. Brown, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 26, 2019
  • Confirmed: September 11, 2019
  • Age: 45

Career

  • Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals(2013 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University (2008, 2009, 2012)
  • Attorney, McKool Smith P.C. (2007 – 2013)
  • Judge, Dallas County Criminal Court Number 1 (2005 – 2007)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office (2000 – 2005)
  • Family Violence Advocate, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office (1999 – 2000)
  • Research Assistant, The Honorable Mori Irvine Mediation Services (1998 – 1999)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., (1999)
  • Spelman College, B.A. (1996)
    • Magna Cum Laude

Clerkships

  • Doris Downs, Superior Court of Fulton County (1997)

Links


Brantley Starr, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 11, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 40

Career

  • Deputy First Assistant, Office of Attorney General of Texas (2016 – Present)
  • Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel, Office of Attorney General of Texas (2015 – 2016)
  • Staff Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas Justice Eva Guzman (2011 – 2014)
  • Associate, King & Spalding, LLP (2008 – 2011)
  • Fellow and Assistant Solicitor General, Office of Texas Attorney General (2006 – 2008)
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General (2004 – 2005)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2004)
  • Abilene Christian University, B.A. (2001)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Justice Don Willett, Supreme Court of Texas (2005 – 2006)

Links


Drew Tipton

Drew B. Tipton, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: February 4, 2020
  • Confirmed: June 4, 2020

Career

  • Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Private Practice
    • Griffin, & Knaupp
    • Littler Mendelson

Military Service

  • United States Marine Corps Reserve [1988 – 1994]
    • Radio operator, Sergeant

Education

  • Texas A&M University; B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law; J.D.

Clerkships

  • John D. Rainey, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Links


Jeffrey Vincent Brown

Jeffrey Vincent Brown, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 11, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 49

Career

  • Justice, Supreme Court of Texas (2013 – Present)
  • Co-editor,Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook (2012 – Present)
  • Justice, Fourteenth Circuit of Appeals (2007 – 2013)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center (2004 – 2006)
    • Trial Advocacy (2004 – 2006)
    • Legal Research & Writing (1998 – 1999)
  • Presiding Judge, 55thDistrict Court (2001 – 2007)
  • Associate, Baker Botts L.L.P. (1996 – 2001)
  • Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas (1995 – 1996)

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (1995)
    • Magna cum laude
  • University at Texas, Austin, B.A. (1992)

Links

  • https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Jeffrey%20Brown%20SJQ%20-%20PUBLIC.pdf


Fernando Rodriguez Jr. United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Nomination

  • September 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed June 5, 2018
  • Age: 47

Career

  • Dominican Republic Field Office Director, International Justice Mission (2010 – Present)
  • Associate, Baker Botts LLP (1998-2009)
  • Briefing Attorney, Nathan Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas (1997-98)
  • Teacher, Teach for America (1991-94)

Education

Yale University, B.A., (1991)

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors (1997)

Links

https://ballotpedia.org/Fernando_Rodriguez_Jr.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Rodriguez_Jr.

https://abovethelaw.com/tag/fernando-rodriguez-jr/


David S. Morales, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: April 12, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: April 10, 2019
  • Age: 49

Career

  • Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP (unavailable– present)
  • Deputy General Counsel, University of Texas System Board of Regents (unavailable)
  • General Counsel, Governor of Texas (2011 – 2014)
  • Office of the Attorney General of Texas (1994 – 2011)
    • Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation and Deputy First Assistant Attorney General (2007 – 2011)

Education

  • University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Governor’s Executive Development Program (2007)
  • Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. (1994)
  • Edward’s University, B.B.A. (1990)

Links


Charles Eskridge

Charles R. Eskridge III, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 13, 2019
  • Confirmed: October 16th, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (2015 – present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center (2006 – 2018)
  • Susman Godfrey LLP (1994 – 2015)
    • Partner (1997 – 2015)
    • Associate (1994 – 1996)

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. (1990)
    • summa cum laude
    • Pepperdine Law Review, Editor
  • University of Texas, Austin School of Law [no degree received] (1985)
  • Trinity University, B.S. (1985)
    • magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Howard M. Holtzmann, United States Arbitrator, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands (1992 – 1994)
  • Justice Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States (1991 – 1992)
  • Chief Judge Charles Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1990 – 1991)

Links


 

Alan D. Albright, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 23, 2018
  • Confirmed: September 6, 2018
  • Age: 57

Career

  • Partner, Bracewell LLP (2015 – present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law (unknown)
  • Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (2014 – 2015)
  • Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (2009 – 2014)
  • Managing Partner, Austin Office, Fish & Richardson P.C., (2005 – 2010)
  • Partner, Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich (2002 – 2005)
  • Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP (1999 – 2000)
  • United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (1992 – 1999)
  • Associate, McGinnis Lochridge and Kilgore (1986 – 1988)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1984)
    • Texas Law Review
  • Trinity University, B.A. (1981)

Links


Jason Pulliam

Jason K. Pulliam, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 5th, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Counsel, Prichard Young LLP (2017 – present)
  • Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals, Cadena-Reeves Justice Center (2015 – 2016)
  • Judge, Bexar County, County Court at Law No. 5, Cadena-Reeves Justice Center (2011 – 2015)
  • Associate, Ford & Murray, PLLC (2007 – 2010)
  • Associate, Ball & Weed PC (2006 – 2007)
  • Associate, The Carlson Law Firm (2004 – 2006)
  • Judge Advocate, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (2001 – 2004)

Education

  • Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; J.D. (2000)
    • cum laude
  • Brooklyn College, City University of New York; M.S. (1997)
  • Brooklyn College, City University of New York; B.A. (1995)
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Cooper & Cooper, Law Clerk (1998 – 1999)

Links


J. Campbell Barker

J. Campbell Barker, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 23, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: May 01, 2019
  • Age: 37

Career

  • Deputy Solicitor General, Texas Attorney General’s Office (2015 – present)
  • Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP (unknown– 2015)
  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division (unknown)
    • Special Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (unknowndate)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2005)
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (unknown)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge John M. Walker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (unknown)
  • Judge William C. Bryson, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (unknown)

Links


 

Jeremy D. Kernodle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 23, 2018
  • Confirmed: October 11, 2018
  • Age: 41

Career

  • Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP (unknown– present)
    • Chair and founder, False Claims Act practice group
  • Attorney-advisor, United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (unknown)
  • Associate, Covington and Burling LLP (unknown)

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2001)
    • Founder’s Medal
    • Order of the Coif
    • Vanderbilt Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Harding University, B.A. and B.B.A. (1998)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Unknown)

Links


Michael J. Truncale, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Confirmed: May 14, 2019
  • Nominated: January 23, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 54

Career

  • Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP (1985– present)
    • Board certified in civil trial and personal injury trial law
  • Board Member, Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board (2016 – present)
  • Regent, Texas State University System (2007 – 2013)

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D. (1985)
  • University of North Texas, M.B.A. (1980)
  • Lamar University, B.B.A. (1978)
    • Magna cum laude

Links


Sean Jordan

Sean D. Jordan,United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Nomination

  • Nominated: January 17, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 30, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Jason Walker L.L.P, Austin TX (2000 – 2004; 2015 – Present)
    • Chair, Firm’s Appellate Practice Group
  • Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (2012 – 2015)
  • Principle Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas (2008 – 2012)
    • Deputy Solicitor General (2006 – 2008)
    • Assistant Solicitor General (2004 – 2006)
  • Associate, Solar & Fernandes, LLP (1998 – 2000)
  • Associate, Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP (1997 – 1998)
  • Infantryman, Paratrooper, United States Army, 82ndAirborne Division

Education

  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. (1994)
    • With Honors
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (1991)
    • Summa cum laude

Links

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