Micaela Alvarez

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Micaela Alvarez
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Station:   Laredo, TX
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/13/2004 - Present
Preceded by:   David Hittner
Past post:   Texas District 139, District Judge
Past term:   1995 - 1996
Personal History
Born:   1958
Hometown:   Donna, TX
Undergraduate:   U. of Texas, B.S., 1980
Law School:   U. of Texas Law, J.D., 1989



Micaela Alvarez is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Early life and education

Born in Donna, Texas, Alvarez graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her bachelor's degree in 1980 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1989.[1]

Professional career

Alvarez was a private practice attorney in the State of Texas from 1989 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2004. In 1995, Alvarez was appointed to serve as Presiding Judge for the 139th Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County, Texas from 1995 to 1996.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey-Hutchinson, Alvarez was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas by President George W. Bush on June 16, 2004, to a seat vacated by David Hittner as Hittner assumed senior status. Alvarez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20, 2004 by Senate vote and received commission on December 13, 2004.[2][3].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
David Hittner
Southern District of Texas
2004–Current
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
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