David C. Godbey
|David C. Godbey|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas|
Assumed office |
August 2, 2002
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Robert B. Maloney|
David C. Godbey|
1957 (age 60–61)
Southern Methodist University (B.S., B.S.E.E.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
David C. Godbey (born 1957) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Education and career
Godbey was born in Temple, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1982. He was a law clerk to Judge Irving Loeb Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1982 to 1983. He was in private practice in Dallas from 1983 to 1994. He was a judge on the 160th District Court, State of Texas from 1994 to 2002.
District court service
Godbey was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Robert B. Maloney. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2002, and received his commission on August 2, 2002. He sits in Dallas.
- David C. Godbey at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- John Council, "A Black Belt in a Black Robe", Texas Lawyer, July 27, 2009 (registration required)
Robert B. Maloney
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas