United States District Judge Gregg Costa was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 8, 2011, to a seat vacated by Senior United States District Judge John D. Rainey. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2012, and received his commission on April 26, 2012. Judge Costa was administered the oath of office on May 4, 2012, and will serve in the Galveston and Victoria Divisions of the Southern District of Texas.
Dartmouth College, B.A., 1994
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1999
Law clerk, Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1999-2000
Bristow fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 2002-2005
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Texas, 2005-2012