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Address: 655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78206
Chambers Phone No.: (210) 472-6505
Fax Number: (210) 472-4246

Staff Information:

Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Gloria Vela
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(210) 472-6550, ext. 5022
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Assigned Court Reporter:
Fact Sheet for Chief U.S. District Judge Biery

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
Appointed By:
President William Clinton
  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1973
    • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
    • Order of the Coif
  •  Bachelor of Arts, Texas Lutheran University, 1970
    •  Varsity Basketball, 1966-1970
    •  Student Body President, 1968-1970
Legal Practice:

Biery, Biery, Davis and Myers, 1973-1978

Military Service:

U.S. Army Reserve in 1970; entered active duty as E-1, released as E-4 in 1976.

Judicial Experience:
  • Elevated to Chief Judge on June 1, 2010
  • Judge, United States District Court, 1994-present
  • Justice, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, 1989-1994
  • Judge, 150th District Court, 1983-1988
  • Judge, County Court at Law Two, 1979-1982

American Bar Association State Bar of Texas San Antonio, Texas Bar Association

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of San Antonio, 1980
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas Lutheran University, 1980
  • Outstanding Young Democrat of Bexar County, 1978
  • State of Texas Gold Medalist, Senior Olympics Basketball, 1999-2005
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2004
  • Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Distinguished Public Service Award, 2004
Community Service:
  • Board of Regents and Corporation Board, Texas Lutheran University, 1970-
  • Executive Board, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, 1997-
  • President, San Antonio Bar Association, 1987-1988
  • President, William Sessions Chapter, American Inns of Court, 1990-1992
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Charter Member, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Interests:
    • Basketball
    • Gardening