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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Texas|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||4/26/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||David Briones|
|Past post:||Magistrate Western District of Texas|
|Past term:||2010 - 2012|
|Past post 2:||Texas District 243|
|Past term 2:||09/11/2000 - 2010|
|Home State:||Las Cruces, NM|
|Bachelors:||New Mexico State U., B.A., 1975|
|Law School:||Notre Dame Law, J.D., 1979|
Early life and education
Guaderrama earned his B.A. at New Mexico State University in 1975 and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School four years later. 
After earning his J.D. Guaderrama entered private practice in El Paso Texas from 1979 to 1986. In 1987 he entered public service ans the Chief Public Defender of El Paso County, a position he held for 7 years. He went on to serve as a judge for Texas District 243 from 1995 to 2010. He was then appointed as a magistrate judge for the Western District of Texas until his appointment to the federal bench.
Federal judiciary nomination
On September 14, 2011 President Obama nominated David Guaderrama to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to replace David Briones upon his transition to senior status. Obama commented on the nomination, stating, “Throughout his career, Judge David Campos Guaderrama has displayed exceptional integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice. He will be an esteemed addition to the federal bench for the people of Texas. I am grateful for his dedication to public service.”
He was rated Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 2, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire Available Here and his Questions for the Record Available Here.
On April 26, 2012, David Guaderrama was confirmed by the United States Senate to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by a voice vote.
Guaderrama was re-elected to the 24rd District Court after running unopposed.
Judge Guaderrama presided over a jury trial in 2002, which convicted William Josef Berkley guilty of capital murder. Security cameras caught Berkley robbing high school senior Sophia Martinez at an ATM machine in March of 2000. Her body was found two days later.
- ↑ El Paso County Elected Officials
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "President Obama Nominates Judge David Campos Guaderrama to the United States District Court" 9/14/2011
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official FJC Bio of Judge Guaderrama
- ↑ "Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate" 9/14/2011
- ↑ 112th Congress Nomination Materials
- ↑ 112th Congress Confirmations
- ↑ "Robbery-slaying conviction", The Victoria Advocate, April 21, 2002
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Texas
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