Gregg Costa has been a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas since 2012. At the time of nomination, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas and had held that position since 2005.
Following law school, Judge Costa clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then Bristow fellow at the Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice for one year (2000-2001) before clerking for Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Costa then worked at a private practice in Houston, Texas for three years (2002-2005) until becoming Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. He held this position for seven years until being appointed on the bench.
EDUCATION: Dartmouth College, B.A., University of Texas School of Law, J.D.