Janis Graham Jack

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Janis Graham Jack
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
June 1, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
March 11, 1994 – June 1, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 70–71)
Los Angeles, California
Education University of St. Thomas R.N.
University of Baltimore B.A.
South Texas College of Law J.D.

Janis Graham Jack (born 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Jack was born in Los Angeles, California. She received a registered nursing degree from St. Thomas School of Nursing (part of the University of St. Thomas (Texas)) in 1969, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Baltimore in 1974, and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 1981. She was in private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1981 to 1993.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 19, 1993, Jack was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received her commission on March 11, 1994. She assumed senior status on June 1, 2011.

Notable ruling[edit]

In June 2005 Jack threw out about 9,000 suits against US Silica corp.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimberly Strassel, "Ulizio: He fought the Tort Bar—and Won", Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2009.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1994–2011
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