Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides

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Senior Judge
(United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit)

Entered Office: 05-09-1994

General Information

Birthdate: 1947

Personal Information

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Thomas Gibbs Gee; Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994.

University of Houston, B.B.A., 1968

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1972-1977
Judge, Hidalgo County Court-at-Law #2, 1977-1979
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1980-1981
Judge, 92nd District Court of Hidalgo, 1981-1984
Judge, 13th Court of Appeals for Texas, 1984-1991
Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991-1992
Visiting judge, Supreme Court of Texas, 1993
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1993-1994

Contact and Phone Numbers

903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 450
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5796