Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended President Trump’s nomination 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.

“Sean Jordan is a brilliant attorney and I’m confident he 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’ll 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 or pending nomination to a court involving a former or current staffer of the Texas attorney general’s office. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, James Ho and Kyle Duncan and Andrew Oldham were confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Last April, David Morales was tapped for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and current Texas Deputy Solicitor General Cam Barker was nominated by the president to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.