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Counts, Walter David III

Born 1961 in Knox City, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on September 11, 2017, to a seat vacated by Robert A. Junell. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 2018, and received commission on January 17, 2018.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2009-2018

Education:
Texas Tech University, B.A., 1983
St. Mary`s University School of Law, Texas, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:

Texas Army National Guard, 1989-present; judge advocate, 1989-2006; state judge advocate, 2006-present; colonel, 2007-present
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1986-1987, 1990-1991
Assistant district attorney, Travis County, Texas, 1987-1990, 1991-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Texas, 1995-2009
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, 2004-2006

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, March 15, 2016; no Senate vote