United States Magistrate Judge Robert L. Pitman has been nominated as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. There are seven separate offices in the district, which encompasses 68 counties and serves about 6.5 million people. The main office is located in San Antonio, with branch offices in Austin, Del Rio, Midland, El Paso, Waco, Alpine, and Pecos. Judge Pitman was recommended for United States Attorney in 2009, nominated by President Barack Obama on June 27, 2011, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 2011, and will serve for a four year term after being sworn in.
Born in Fort Worth and now living in Austin, Judge Pitman received his B.S. from Abilene Christian University and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. From 1988 until 1989 he was a Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He was the Assistant United States Attorney from 1990 until 2003. In 2001 he served as the interim United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, and from 2001 until 2003 he was the Deputy United States Attorney. He became the Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in 2003.
Judge Pitman has received commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the United States Secret Service, the Department of State, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Furthermore, he is the founding president of the Lloyd Lochridge American Inns of Court in Austin, a board member for the Heritage Society of Austin, has memberships on the United Way Inclusiveness Task Force and on the Hill Country Ride for AIDS Production Team, and serves on the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy.
According to the homepage for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas , “The U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas and his staff are primarily responsible for prosecuting federal criminal offenses which have occurred in the Western District and prosecuting or defending all civil lawsuits or proceedings in which the United States is concerned.” The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal criminal cases, which include narcotics, bank robbery, interstate commerce fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, guns, environmental crimes, civil rights violations, and defrauding the United States. In addition, they defend the United States in civil suits and bring civil cases to recover money for taxpayers.
Additionally, Kenneth Magidson was confirmed for the Southern District, Sarah Saldana was confirmed for the Northern District, and Malcolm Bales was confirmed for the Eastern District.
Criminal defense attorney Dayna L. Jones is licensed to practice in federal court. Contact us at (210) 255-8525 to schedule an appointment with the attorney. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.