Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Sean Jordan to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Plano. He is currently the co-chair of Jackson Walker’s appellate practice group in the law firm’s Austin office.

“I’m confident Sean will perform his duties as a federal jurist knowing that the role of a judge is to interpret the law, not to legislate,” Attorney General Paxton said. “During his career in private practice and as Texas deputy solicitor general, Sean established a proven record of excellence and professionalism. He will make an outstanding addition to the federal bench.”

Before joining Jackson Walker, Jordan served as Texas deputy solicitor general, representing the state, its agencies and officials in numerous appeals. In that role, he also led a team of appellate lawyers in supervising federal and state court appeals handled by the attorney general’s office. Jordan has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and written numerous Supreme Court briefs, twice winning the “Best Brief Award” from the National Association of Attorneys General.

Jordan represents President Trump’s seventh confirmed nomination to a court involving a former or current staffer of the Texas attorney general’s office:

--Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Don WillettJames Ho, Kyle Duncan and Andrew Oldham were confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

--Former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Cam Barker was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler in May.

--Former Texas Deputy First Assistant Attorney General David Morales was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in April.