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Edward Prado

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Edward Prado
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   05/05/2003 -Present
Preceded by:   Robert Parker
Personal History
Born:   1947
Home state:   Texas
Undergraduate:   University of Texas, 1969
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1972

Edward Charles Prado (b. 1947) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Prado graduated from San Antonio Junior College with his Associate's degree in 1967. Prado obtained his bachelor's degree from the Austin with his bachelor's degree in 1969. Prado graduated from Texas Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1972. Prado served in the United States Army Reserves from 1972 to 1987.[1]

Professional career

Prado served as Assistant District Attorney for Bexar County from 1972 to 1976 before becoming an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas representing low-income clients from 1976 to 1980. Prado served as a circuit court judge in the 187th Judicial District Court of Bexar County in 1980 before being nominated by President Ronald Reagan to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas from 1981 to 1984.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Prado was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on March 6, 1984 to a seat vacated by C. Frederick Shannon, Jr.. Prado was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 30, 1984 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 30, 1984.[1]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Prado was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 6, 2003 to a seat vacated by Robert Parker. Prado was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 1, 2003 on Senate vote and received commission on May 5, 2003.[2]

Notable cases

Clipper Estates case (2009)

     United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Joffroin v. Tufaro, 606 F. 3d 235)

Judge Martin Feldman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed a lawsuit filed by fifty people who live in Clipper Estates in suburban New Orleans under allegations of violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The residents sued on allegations that the owner of Clipper Estates - also the President of the New Orleans Home Builders Association - used money he assessed against them after Hurricane Katrina for personal purposes instead of improving the subdivision as he promised. Feldman dismissed the lawsuit claiming the plaintiffs had no standing under RICO.[3]


The case was appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where judges Thomas Reavley, Edward Prado, and Priscilla Owen affirmed Feldman's decision. It was determined that the plaintiffs in the case did not have standing after applying the three-part test from Whalen v. Carter, 954 F.2d 1087, 1093 (5th Cir.1992).[4]

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Clyde Shannon
Western District of Texas
1984–2003
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Xavier Rodriguez
Preceded by:
Robert Parker
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
2003–present
Succeeded by:
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