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Carson, Joel McElroy III

Born 1971 in Artesia, NM

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on December 20, 2017, to a seat vacated by Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2018, and received commission on May 17, 2018.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2015-2018 (part-time)

Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 1994
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Bobby R. Baldock, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1997-1999
Private practice, Roswell, New Mexico, 1999-2008, 2014-2018
General counsel, Mack Energy Corporation, Artesia, New Mexico, 2008-2013