Fortunato Pedro Benavides

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Mission, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1972-1977, 1980-1981, 1993-1994
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Court-at-Law Number Two, 1977-1979
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Ninety-Second District Court, 1981-1984
Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, 1984-1991
Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991-1992
Visiting judge, Supreme Court of Texas, 1993

Education

Name of School: 
University of Houston
Degree: 
B.B.A.
Degree Year: 
1968
Name of School - Second: 

University of Houston Law Center

UH Law Center boasts a number of programs that span the panoply of legal issues- health law, intellectual property & information law, consumer law, energy & environmental law, criminal justice. Two of our institutes, which oversee the UH Law Center programs, are considered among the best in the country: Health Law & Policy Institute and Intellectual Property & Information Law.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/9/1994
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/3/2012
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