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Joseph, David Cleveland

Born 1977 in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 6, 2020, to a seat vacated by Dee D. Drell. Confirmed by the Senate on July 28, 2020, and received commission on July 31, 2020.

University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 2000
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., B.C.L., 2003
Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Officer Basic Course Diploma, 2005

Professional Career:

Oklahoma Army National Guard private first class and specialist, 1997-2000
Louisiana Army National Guard specialist, 2000-2003
Law clerk, Hon. Jeffrey P. Victory, Louisiana Supreme Court, 2003-2004
Law clerk, Hon. John V. Parker, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2004-2005
U.S. Army first lieutenant and captain, JAG Corps, 2005-2008
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 2008-2012
U.S. Army Reserve captain, Trial Defense Service, 2011-2013
Senior attorney, professional liability and financial crimes, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Dallas, Texas, 2012-2014
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 2014-2018
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 2018-2020

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, December 2, 2019; no Senate vote