David C. Godbey
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Assumed office
September 6, 2022
Preceded byBarbara M. Lynn
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Assumed office
August 2, 2002
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRobert B. Maloney
Personal details
Born (1957-09-17) September 17, 1957 (age 66)
Temple, Texas, U.S.
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BS, BSEE)
Harvard University (JD)

David Charles Godbey[1] (born September 17, 1957)[2] is the Chief 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.[3]

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. He became chief judge on September 6, 2022.[4][3]

References

  1. ^ "Rev. Charles Perry Godbey". Dallas Morning News. June 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary" (PDF). United States Senate. April 25, 2002.
  3. ^ a b David C. Godbey at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  4. ^ "District Judge David C. Godbey will become Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas beginning September 6, 2022" (PDF). United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Retrieved September 15, 2022.

Sources

Legal offices Preceded byRobert B. Maloney Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 2002–present Incumbent Preceded byBarbara M. Lynn Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 2022–present