|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas|
|Assumed office |
February 26, 2009
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas|
October 11, 1994 – February 26, 2009
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Lucius Desha Bunton III|
|Succeeded by||David Campos Guaderrama|
1943 (age 76–77)
El Paso, Texas
|Education||University of Texas (B.A.)|
University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
David Briones (born 1943) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Education and career
Born in El Paso, Texas, Briones was in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966, then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1971. He was in private practice in El Paso from 1971 to 1991. He was a judge on the El Paso County Court at Law Number One from 1991 to 1994.
Federal judicial service
On August 25, 1994, Briones was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated by Lucius Desha Bunton. Briones was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994, and received his commission on October 11, 1994. He assumed senior status on February 26, 2009. He was succeeded by Judge David Campos Guaderrama
On December 10, 2019, Briones blocked President Donald J. Trump from using federal military funds for the border wall.  On January 8, 2020, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed Briones' nationwide injunction, pending the cases's appeal.
- David Briones at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Lucius Desha Bunton III
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
David Campos Guaderrama