Senate confirms Hendrix as next Lubbock federal judge

Senate confirms Hendrix as next Lubbock federal judge

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Hendrix, photo from UT School of Law Hendrix, photo from UT School of Law
LUBBOCK, Texas -

The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Trump's nomination of Wes Hendrix to serve in Lubbock as the next District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

 

 

 

 

Hendrix is currently an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District's Dallas office, chief of the appellate division.

He will take over for Senior District Judge Sam Cummings. Cummings announced in 2014 he would take on senior status, handling fewer cases. President Reagan nominated him in 1987.

According to a news release from Senators Cornyn and Cruz' offices earlier this year, before his government work began in 2007,  Hendrix was an associate in the Dallas, office of Baker Botts L.L.P., where his practice focused on complex civil litigation.

After graduating from law school, Hendrix served as a law clerk to Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Hendrix received his B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago and his J.D., with High Honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. 

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