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Appointment of United States District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.,Brownsville Division

Federal Judicial Service:

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

Nominated by Donald J. Trump on September 7, 2017, to a seat vacated by Gregg Jeffrey Costa. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2018, and received commission on June 12, 2018. 


Yale University, B.A., 1991

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

Teacher, Teach for America, Scarborough Elementary, Houston, Texas, 1991-1994

Briefing attorney, Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas, 1997-1998

Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1998-2009

Field office director, International Justice Mission, 2010-2018; Bolivia, 2010-2013; Dominican Republic, 2013-2018