History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Costa, Gregg Jeffrey
Born 1972 in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Barack Obama on September 8, 2011, to a seat vacated by John David Rainey. Confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2012, and received commission on April 26, 2012. Service terminated on June 2, 2014, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Fortunado Pedro Benavides. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 2014, and received commission on June 2, 2014.

Education:
Dartmouth College, B.A., 1994
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1999

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1999-2000
Bristow fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 2002-2005
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Texas, 2005-2012

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

 

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