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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||6/6/1988 - Present|
|Chief:||1994 - 2001|
|Preceded by:||William Steger|
|Undergraduate:||Southern Methodist U., B.A., 1972|
|Law School:||Southern Methodist U., J.D., 1975|
Richard Schell is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Early life and education
After law school, Schell was a full fledged law Instructor at the Southern Methodist University Law School from 1975 to 1976. In 1976, Schell became Assistant district attorney for Collin County before serving five years in private practice licensed in the State of Texas from 1977 to 1982. In 1982, Schell became a Judge as the County Cour Judge for Collin County until 1986 when he served as a district court judge for the 219th Judicial District Court of Texas based in Collin County until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1988.
Eastern District of Texas
On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Schell was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 13, 1988 to a seat vacated by William Steger as Steger assumed senior status. Schell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 27, 1988 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 6, 1988. Schell served as the chief judge of the court from 1994 to 2001.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Judge Schell's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Texas
|Magistrate judges||Don Bush • Caroline Craven • Keith Giblin • John Love • Zack Hawthorn • Roy Payne • Katie Nicole Mitchell •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Charles Watrous • Amos Morrill • Joel Winch • Chauncey Brewer Sabin • Robert Parker • David Ezekiel Bryant • Gordon James Russell • William Lee Estes • David Folsom • T. John Ward • William Justice • Randolph Bryant • Paul N. Brown • Lamar Cecil • Howell Cobb • Joseph Fisher • Sam Hall • John H. Hannah • Joseph Sheehy • William Steger •
|Former Chief judges|