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Schell, Richard A.

Born 1950 in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 13, 1988, to a seat vacated by William M. Steger. Confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 1988, and received commission on June 6, 1988. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on March 10, 2015.

Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1972
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Instructor, Southern Methodist University Law School, 1975-1976
Assistant district attorney, Collin County, Texas, 1976
Private practice, McKinney, Texas, 1977-1982
Judge, Collin County [Texas] Court at Law, 1982-1986
Judge, Collin County [Texas] Two Hundred and Nineteenth District Court, 1986-1988
Visiting professor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2010-