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Appointment of United States District Judge Rolando Olvera

Judge Rolando Olvera Appointed United States District Judge, Brownsville Division

Nominated by Barack Obama on January 7, 2015, to a seat vacated by Hilda G. Tagle. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2015, and received his commission August 5, 2015.  Judge Olvera was administered the oath of office on August 5, 2015.  He will serve in the Brownsville Division of the Southern District of Texas.

Harvard University, B.A., 1985
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1990-1993
Private practice, Brownsville, Texas, 1994-2000, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
Judge, Texas District Court, Three Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Judicial District, 2001-2002
Judge, Texas District Court, One Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Judicial District, 2005-2006
Judge, Brownsville, Texas, Municipal Court, 2007-2008
Judge, Texas District Court, Four Hundred and Forty-Fifth Judicial District, 2009-2015
Presiding judge, Fifth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas, 2011-2015