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United States Fifth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states and territories:

Lousiana  Mississippi Texas

Court of Appeals

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

 

JudgeCourtCommissionRace / EthnicityStatusGender
Carl Stewart***Fifth Circuit5/9/1994African-AmericanActiveMale
Edward Charles PradoFifth Circuit5/5/2003Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Retired
4/2/18
Male
Emilio M. Garza
Fifth Circuit5/30/1991Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Retired
1/5/15
Male
Fortunato Pedro BenavidesFifth Circuit5/9/1994Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
2/3/12
Male
James E. Graves, Jr.Fifth Circuit2/15/2011African-AmericanActiveMale
James C. Ho
Fifth Circuit1/4/2018Asian-American/Pacific IslanderActiveMale

District Courts

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.

There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.

 

JudgeCourtCommissionRace / EthnicityStatusGender
Ada E. Brown
Texas (ND)9/13/2019African-AmericanActiveFemale
Alfred Homer BennettTexas (WD)4/15/2015African-AmericanActiveMale
Alia MosesTexas (WD)11/15/2002Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Brian A. JacksonLouisiana (MD)6/15/2010African-AmericanActiveMale
Carlton W. ReevesMississippi (SD)12/20/2010African-AmericanActiveMale
David BrionesTexas (WD)10/11/1994Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
2/26/09
Male
David Campos GuaderramaTexas (WD)4/30/2012Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
David Steven Morales
Texas (SD)4/25/2019Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Debra M. BrownMississippi (ND)11/5/2013African-AmericanActiveFemale
Diana SaldanaTexas (SD)2/9/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Fernando Rodriguez Jr.Texas (SD)6/12/2018Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Frank MontalvoTexas (WD)8/1/2003Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
George Carol Hanks, Jr.Texas(SD)4/22/2015African-AmericanActiveMale
Henry T. WingateMississippi (SD)10/17/1985African-AmericanActiveMale
Hilda G. TagleTexas (SD)3/17/1998Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
12/31/12
Female
Ivan L.R. LemelleLouisiana (ED)4/7/1998African-AmericanSenior Status
6/29/15
Male
Jason K. PulliamTexas (WD)8/5/2019African-American
ActiveMale
Jorge Antonio SolisTexas (ND)9/16/1991Hispanic/LatinxTerminated/Retired
5/1/16
Male
Jose Rolando Olvera Jr.Texas (SD)8/4/2015
Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Karen Gren Scholer
Texas (ND)3/6/2018Asian-American/Pacific IslanderActiveFemale
Kathleen CardoneTexas (WD)7/29/2003Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Kenneth HoytTexas (SD)4/1/1988African-AmericanSenior Status
3/2/13
Male
Louis Guirola Jr.Mississippi (SD)3/22/2004Hispanic/LatinxSenior Status
3/23/18
Male
Marina Garcia MarmolejoTexas (SD)10/4/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Micaela AlvarezTexas (SD)12/13/2004Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Nannette Jolivette Brown ***Louisiana (ED)10/4/2011African-AmericanActiveFemale
Nevla Gonzales RamosTexas (SD)8/4/2011Hispanic/LatinxActiveFemale
Orlando Luis Garcia ***Texas (WD)3/11/1994Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Philip Ray MartinezTexas (WD)2/12/2002Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Randy CraneTexas (SD)3/19/2002Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Ricardo H. HinojosaTexas (SD)5/5/1983Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale
Sam LindsayTexas (ND)3/17/1998African-AmericanActiveMale
Vanessa GilmoreTexas (SD)6/9/1994African-AmericanActiveFemale
Xavier RodriguezTexas (WD)8/1/2003Hispanic/LatinxActiveMale

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District± LGBTQ+*** Current Chief Judge
Data is based on information collected through May 7, 2020.

Active Article III Judges

Click below to view a complete list of Article III judges based on race, ethnicity or find out which president appointed them.
 


African-American

Asian-American
& Pacific Islander

Hispanic/Latinx

Native American

LGBTQ+

Presidential
Appointment

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