Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Supreme Court of Texas Justice Jeff Brown to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston. Brown has served on the Supreme Court since his appointment by former Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2013.

“Jeff Brown has served the people of Texas faithfully as a judge for 15 years at all three levels of the Texas judiciary.” Attorney General Paxton said. “Brown has a proven record of excellence, professionalism, and fidelity to the Constitution. He decides cases based on the rule of law rather than personal preference. The federal courts will benefit greatly from President Trump’s decision to add his many years of state experience to the federal bench.” 

Prior to reaching the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Brown served six years each as a trial judge and an appellate justice. Brown’s judicial career in Texas began in 2001 when then-Governor Perry appointed him to the 55th District Court, followed by an appointment to the 14th Court of Appeals six years later.

Brown is a sixth-generation Texan who was born and raised in Dallas County, the son of a 35-year Dallas police officer. After earning his law degree from the University of Houston, Brown worked as a law clerk on the Supreme Court of Texas for Justices Jack Hightower and Greg Abbott, before concentrating on civil litigation practice with Baker Botts in Houston.