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James Kinkeade

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James Kinkeade
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #11
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/15/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Elton Kendall
Past post:   Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, Justice
Past term:   1988 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Denton, TX
Undergraduate:   Baylor U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   Baylor Law School, J.D., 1974
Grad. School:   U. of Virginia, LL.M., 1998

James Ed Kinkeade is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He joined the Court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Denton, Texas, Kinkeade graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1974. Kinkeade later earned a Master of Laws, LL.M, degree from the University of Virginia in 1998.[1]

Professional career

Kinkeade was a law clerk for Dennis G. Brewer, Inc. from 1974 to 1975 before becoming a Partner for the Law Firm of Power & Kinkeade from 1975 to 1980.[2] Kinkeade served as an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Irving, Texas from 1976 to 1980 before serving as a Judge of the Dallas County, Texas Criminal Court in 1981 and Judge of the Texas State 194th District Court based in Dallas, Texas from 1981 to 1988. Kinkeade was elected to serve as an Appeals Justice for the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals from 1988 to 2002. Kinkeade was an Adjunct Professor at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law from 1981 to 2002.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Kay Bailey-Hutchinson and Phil Gramm, Kinkeade was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas by President George W. Bush on July 18, 2002, to a seat vacated by Joe Kendall. Kinkeade was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 15, 2002.[3]

Notable cases

Awards and associations

In 2010, Kindeade received the Baylor Lawyer of the Year Award, given by Baylor Law School.[4]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Elton Kendall
Northern District of Texas
2002–Current
Seat #11
Succeeded by:
NA


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