United States District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 26, 2011, to a seat vacated by Judge Hayden Wilson Head, Jr. She was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011 and received her commission on August 4, 2011. Judge Ramos was administered the oath of office on August 4, 2011, and will serve in the Corpus Christi Division of the Southern District of Texas.
Southwest Texas State University, B.S., 1987
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1991
Private practice, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1991-1997
Judge, Municipal Court, City of Corpus Christi, Texas, 1997-1999
Private practice, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1999-2000
District judge, 347th Judicial District, State of Texas, 2001-2011