Obama Nominates WVU Law Grad to US District Court Bench

WASHINGTON, DC – On Feb. 5, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Carlos Eduardo Mendoza to serve on the United States District Courts. Mendoza is a 1997 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. 

Mendoza has served as a Circuit Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida since 2011. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Mendoza served as an Assistant City Attorney for St. Augustine, Florida from 2008 to 2011. From 2005 to 2008, he was an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. He began his legal career by serving as a Judge Advocate in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Navy from 1997 to 2005. He earned his J.D. in 1997 from West Virginia University College of Law, his B.A. magna cum laude in 1993 from West Virginia University, and his A.A. in 1991 from Central Florida Community College. Judge Mendoza enlisted in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating from high school and participated in combat operations during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

The full news release detailing Mendoza’s nomination can be found here.

News release: The White House Office of the Press Secretary (edited)

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