Leonard Davis (judge)

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Leonard Davis
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
2012–2015
Preceded by David Folsom
Succeeded by Ron Clark
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
May 10, 2002 – May 15, 2015
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Paul N. Brown
Succeeded by vacant
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 66–67)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Texas at Arlington
Texas Christian University
Baylor Law School

Leonard E. Davis (born 1948) is a former United States federal judge.[1]

Born in Fort Worth, Texas received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1970, and his Master of Management Science Degree from Texas Christian University in 1974. Davis was also in the Texas Army National Guard from 1970 to 1973, and worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst prior to entering law school in 1974.[2][3] He graduated cum laude and first in his class from Baylor Law School in 1976, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review and a member of Baylor's interscholastic moot court and mock trial teams.

Davis was in private practice as a civil trial attorney in Tyler, Texas for 23 years, from 1977 to 2000, and was Chief Justice of the Twelfth Court of Appeals of the State of Texas from 2000 to 2002.

On January 23, 2002, Davis was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Paul N. Brown. Davis was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 9, 2002, and received his commission on May 10, 2002. He was sworn in on May 15, 2002. He served as Chief Judge from 2012-2015. He retired from active service on May 15, 2015.[1] He has received an American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contracts and Federal Courts. He was primarily assigned patent lawsuits in the U.S. district court.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges: Davis, Leonard E.". Federal Judicial Center. 
  2. ^ "The Chambers of the Honorable Leonard Davis, District Judge". United States District Court. 
  3. ^ "Judge Leonard Davis: Biography" (PDF). United States District Court. 2007-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Dockets & Filings by Leonard Davis". justia.com. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Folsom
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Ron Clark
Preceded by
Paul N. Brown
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
2002–2015
Vacant

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