Jimmie V. Reyna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jimmie Reyna
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
April 5, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Haldane Mayer
Personal details
Born (1952-11-11) November 11, 1952 (age 62)
Tucumcari, New Mexico, U.S.
Alma mater University of Rochester
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Jimmie V. Reyna (born November 11, 1952) is an American lawyer and former president of the Hispanic National Bar Association and is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[1] Reyna was formerly a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Williams Mullen, PC. The Senate confirmed his nomination on April 4, 2011 by a vote of 86 ayes to 0 nays and he received his commission on April 5, 2011.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Reyna was born on November 11, 1952, in Tucumcari, New Mexico[4] to Julian Calano Reyna and Consuelo Valdenebro Reyna,[5] who were Baptist missionaries.[6] Reyna grew up in Clovis, New Mexico[6] and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class.[7] Reyna received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After completing law school, Reyna stayed in New Mexico to work as an associate for the law firm of Shaffer, Butt, Thornton & Baer.[1][7] From 1981 to 1986, Reyna had a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1] In 1986, he started as an associate in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Stewart & Stewart,[1] where he specialized in trade policy and international trade regulation.[6] Reyna became a partner at Stewart & Stewart in 1993 and joined Williams Mullen as a partner in 1998.[1]

Since 1994, Reyna has served as a U.S. panelist for disputes arising under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), addressing antidumping claims and countervailing duties.[1]


Reyna married his wife, Dolores Ramirez, during his freshman year at the University of Rochester.[7] They left New Mexico for Rockville, Maryland in 1986 in search of specialized care facilities for their autistic son.[6][7]


External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Haldane Mayer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit