Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Born 1966 in Port Arthur, TX
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 29, 2007, to a seat vacated by Patrick E. Higginbotham.
Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 2007, and received commission on October 19, 2007.
Baylor University, B.A., 1988
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992
Law clerk, Hon. Sim Lake, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1992-1994
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1994-2002
Adjunct faculty, University of Houston Law Center, 1995
Judge, Harris County [Texas] One Hundred and Ninetieth District Court, 2002-2007