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Jimmie V. Reyna

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Jimmie V. Reyna
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   86-0
Active:   4/4/2011-Present
Preceded by:   Haldane Mayer
Past post:   Attorney, Williams Mullen, P.C.
Past term:   1998-2011
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Tucumcari, NM
Undergraduate:   University of Rochester, 1975
Law School:   University of New Mexico Law, 1978

Jimmie V. Reyna is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 2011 after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, Reyna was a partner at the firm Williams Mullen, P.C. in Washington D.C. Reyna was the first Latino to be appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[1][2]

Early life and education

Reyna received his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1975 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978.[3]

Professional career

  • 1998-2011: Attorney, Williams Mullen, P.C.
  • 1986-1998: Private practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1979-1986: Private practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico[3]

Judicial career

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Jimmie V. Reyna
 Court:Federal Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 187 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Well Qualified

On September 29, 2010, President Obama nominated Reyna to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[4] Obama commented on the nomination stating:

At every step of their careers these individuals have performed with excellence and unwavering integrity. I am confident they will serve the American people with distinction on the Circuit Court bench.[5]

Reyna received a unanimous rating of "Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 16, 2011 and you can find his hearing transcript here.[6]

Reyna's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Reyna's nomination was confirmed by a Senate vote of 86-0 on April 4, 2011.[7]

Awards and associations

  • 2012: Honored by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • 2010, 2011: "Best Lawyers in America" list
  • 2007, 2009, 2010: "Super Lawyers" list in Washington D.C.
  • 2007: Extraordinary Leadership award, HNBA
  • 2006-2007: President, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)[3]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Haldane Mayer
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
Succeeded by: