Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham

Last modified on: 02-16-2016 13:59:50

Senior Judge
(United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit)

Entered Office: 07-30-1982

General Information

Birthdate: 1938

Personal Information

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975, to a seat vacated by Sarah T. Hughes; Confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 1975, and received commission on December 12, 1975. Service terminated on August 3, 1982, due to appointment to another judicial position.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1982, to a seat vacated by Reynaldo Guerra Garza; Confirmed by the Senate on July 27, 1982, and received commission on July 30, 1982.

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, B.A., 1960

University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps, 1961-1964
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1964-1975
Adjunct professor of constitutional law, Southern Methodist University Law School, 1976

Contact and Phone Numbers

903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 400
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5723