Nancy Friedman Atlas

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Nancy Friedman Atlas
Nancy F. Atlas.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
June 20, 2014
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 20, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by James DeAnda
Succeeded by George C. Hanks, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 67–68)
New York City, New York
Education Tufts University B.S.
New York University School of Law J.D.

Nancy Friedman Atlas (born 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York City, New York, Atlas received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1974. She was a law clerk to Judge Dudley Bonsal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1974 to 1976.

Career[edit]

After working in private practice in New York City from 1976 to 1978, Atlas was an assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1979 to 1982. She was thereafter in private practice in Houston, Texas, until 1995.

Judicial service[edit]

On April 4, 1995, Atlas was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by James DeAnda. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1995, and received her commission the same day. She assumed senior status on June 20, 2014 and was succeeded by Judge George C. Hanks, Jr.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James DeAnda
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1995–2014
Succeeded by
George C. Hanks, Jr.