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Appointment of United States District Judge Drew B. Tipton, Corpus Christi Division

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on February 4, 2020, to a seat vacated by Honorable Sim Lake. Confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2020. Received his Commission on June 15, 2020. Judge Tipton was administered the oath of office by Senior Judge John D. Rainey on June 26, 2020.


Texas A&M University, B.A., 1990
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (highest rank: sergeant), 1988-1994
Law clerk, Hon. John D. Rainey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1994-1995
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1995-1996, 1999-2020
Private practice, Victoria, Texas, 1997-1999