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Address: 111 E. Broadway, Del Rio, TX 78840
Chambers Phone No.: (830) 703-2038
Fax Number: (830) 703-2159

Staff Information:

Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Debbie Green
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(830) 703-3754
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Assigned Court Reporter:

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
Appointed By:
President George W. Bush
  • University of Texas School of Law: 1983 - 1986 Degree: J.D.
  • Texas Women's University: 1980 - 1983 Degree: B.B.A.
Legal Practice:
  • 1990-97 - U.S. Attorney's Office, Del Rio Division
  • 1986-90 - Chief of Appellate Section and Asst. County Attorney, Travis County, Texas
  • 1985-86 - Travis County Attorney's Office, Law Clerk
Judicial Experience:
  • November 2002 to the present - U. S. District Judge
  • August 2000 - November 2002 - U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • January 1997 - August 2000 - U.S. Magistrate Judge (part time)
  • Federal Judges Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Val Verde County Bar Association
  • Pan American Round Table American Cancer Association, Val Verde Unit Federal Bar Association, Val Verde Chapter - Honorary Member
Community Service:
  • Secretary of the Judicial Council, National Hispanic Bar Association from 2000 to present
  • Volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society
    • Chairperson for the 7th Annual Relay for Life in 2001 
    • Co-chair in 2000 
    • Luminary Chairperson, Relay for Life, in 2002 and 2003
  • Vice President, American Cancer Society Board, 2002/2003
  • President, American Cancer Society Board, 2003/2004 and 2004/2005
  • Selected as Coach for the Eagle Pass High School Mock Trial Team in 2000/2001