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Name Benavides, Fortunato Pedro
City Austin
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race Latino
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Benavides, Fortunato Pedro
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Benavides, Fortunato Pedro
Born 1947 in Mission, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Thomas Gibbs Gee. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Assumed senior status on February 3, 2012.

Education:
University of Houston, B.B.A., 1968
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1972-1977, 1980-1981, 1993-1994
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Court-at-Law Number Two, 1977-1979
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Ninety-Second District Court, 1981-1984
Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, 1984-1991
Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991-1992
Visiting judge, Supreme Court of Texas, 1993

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-TX-0003 : Resendiz v. Livingston
CJ-TX-0004 : White v. Johnson
DR-TX-0001 : Frame v. City of Arlington
EE-LA-0104 : United States v. Parish of Orleans Criminal Sheriff
EE-MS-0046 : EEOC v. ROYER HOMES OF MISSISSIPPI
EE-TX-0452 : Edwards v. City of Houston
IM-LA-0005 : Daniel Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels, LLC
IM-TX-0024 : OrdoƱez Orosco v. Chertoff
JC-TX-0001 : Alberti v. Klevenhagen
PC-MS-0001 : Gates v. Collier
PC-TX-0002 : Lamar v. Coffield
PC-TX-0003 : Ruiz v. Estelle
PC-TX-0004 : Purvis v. Johnson
PC-TX-0012 : Hall v. Thomas
PH-TX-0001 : Walker v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


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