Fortunato Pedro Benavides

Hon. Fortunato Pedro Benavides
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Address: 903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 450
Austin, TX 78701-2450
Phone: (512) 916-5796
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge

Appointed by William Jefferson Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1972
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1972
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)

University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1968

Past Employment Positions:
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Justice

Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1972 - 1977

Hidalgo County Court-at-Law #2, Judge, 1977 - 1979

Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1980 - 1981

92nd District Court of Hidalgo, Judge, 1981 - 1984

13th Court of Appeals for Texas, Judge, 1984 - 1991

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge, 1991 - 1992

Supreme Court of Texas, Visiting Judge, 1993 - Present

Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1993 - 1994

Birth Information:
1947, Mission, Texas, United States of America

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