Judge Rodney Gilstrap was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas and was confirmed in 2011. He assumed the position of Chief Judge in 2018.
KATHLEEN M. O’MALLEY was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Obama in 2010. Prior to her elevation to the Federal Circuit, Judge O’Malley was appointed to the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President Clinton in 1994.
Michael Truncale was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 14, 2019, and appointed by President Donald J. Trump on May 16, 2019. As a nominee, he received the unanimous well-qualified rating by the American Bar Association.
Exec., Dir., Federal Circuit Bar Association (Ret.)
James E. Brookshire continues a career engaging complex policy and judicial challenges, advancing the rule of law and its institutions nationally and globally, encouraging civil discourse, and fostering high level dialogue.
Circuit Judge, RAYMOND T. CHEN was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack H. Obama in 2013, confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013 and assumed his office on August 5, 2013.
Judge Thad Heartfield was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in 1965, he began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Judge Mitchell was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on August 16, 2013. In her time on the bench and while working with Chief Judge Davis, Judge Mitchell has overseen numerous patent and general civil litigation cases. She also mediates cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Caroline M. Craven has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division, since May 1998. She served as law clerk for United States District Judge David Folsom.
Leonard P. Stark is Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He has been a District Judge since 2010 and for the previous three years was a Magistrate Judge on the same Court.
RICHARD G. TARANTO was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack H. Obama, in 2013, confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 2013 and assumed the duties of his office on March 15, 2013.