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Appointment of United States District Judge David S. Morales, Corpus Christi Division

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division

Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Janis Graham Jack. Confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 2019, and received commission on April 25, 2019. 


St. Edward`s University, B.B.A., 1990

St. Mary`s University School of Law, Texas, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:

Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas, 1994-2011

     Law clerk, General Litigation Division, 1994

     Assistant attorney general, General Litigation Division, 1994-2004

     Associate deputy attorney general for litigation and chief ethics officer, 2004-2007

     Deputy attorney general for civil litigation, 2007-2010

     Deputy first assistant attorney general, 2010-2011

General counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Texas, 2011-2014

Deputy general counsel, University of Texas System Board of Regents, 2014-2016

Private practice, Austin, Texas, 2016-2019