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Judge Diana Saldana

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United States District Judge

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Law Offices

Employment History

  • President
    Naitonal Hispanic Prosecutors Association
  • Law Clerk
    Naitonal Hispanic Prosecutors Association
  • Magistrate Judge
    United States District Court
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
    United States District Court
  • President
    Region III
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Region III President
    National Hispanic Prosecutors Association
  • Member, Prestigious Civil Rights Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Trial Attorney In the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Position, Prestigious Civil Rights Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office
    Southern District of Texas
  • Court Judge
    Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Judge
    Southern District of Texas
  • Judge


  • Bachelor of Arts degree , History and Government
    University of Texas at Austin
  • law degree
    University of Texas School of Law
81 Total References
Web References
Who we are | Law Offices of Donna Roth, 28 Aug 2015 [cached]
United States District Judge Diana Saldaña, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judicial Intern, 2009
Meet The Board, 22 Sept 2007 [cached]
Diana Saldana, Region III President
Diana Saldana currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division where she is responsible for the enforcement of federal narcotics and immigration laws.She handles approximately 350 felony cases per year and has participated in over twenty jury trials.
From 1997 to 1998, Ms. Saldana served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable George P. Kazen, a United States District Court judge, in Laredo , Texas . She was responsible for reviewing all motions filed in civil cases and assisted Judge Kazen in drafting opinions and orders in those cases.Before her graduation from law school, Ms. Saldana served as a law clerk for Migrant Legal Services based out of Fargo , North Dakota . She was the first former migrant worker to serve as a law clerk for the agency.
After her judicial clerkship, Ms. Saldana joined the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington , D.C.She was responsible for the enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination by state and local government employers.She specifically reviewed cases referred to USDOJ from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for possible participation by the Department of Justice.She also assisted the Department of Transportation in the defense of its disadvantaged business enterprise program.
Ms. Saldana moved to Houston, Texas after leaving Washington, D.C. where she joined the law firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. , a civil litigation firm, as an Associate.She was involved with a litigation team that worked primarily on complex civil cases.
Ms. Saldana was born and raised in Carrizo Springs, Texas.She is the third oldest of six children born to Blanca Hernandez Rodriguez.Ms. Saldana migrated alongside her family on a seasonal basis to Minnesota and North Dakota where she worked in the sugar beet, soybean, and potato fields.She began working in the fields at the age of ten and did so every summer until after her second year in law school.
Ms. Saldana is admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and was recently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.She has been a panelist at various conferences discussing the importance of diversity in higher education.She was also featured in a recruitment video tape created by the Law School Admissions Council which seeks to encourage Hispanics to attend college.Ms. Saldana is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government.She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997.
HNBA Commends the Confirmation of ..., 7 Feb 2011 [cached]
HNBA Commends the Confirmation of The Honorable Diana Saldaña and The Honorable Marco Hernandez
Washington, DC - The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends the Senate for confirming The Honorable Diana Saldaña to the U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, and The Honorable Marco Hernandez to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.
Diana S. Sen, HNBA President, noted that, "The HNBA is proud to have supported the nominations of Judge Saldaña and Judge Hernandez.
On March 27, 2006, Judge Saldaña was sworn in as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. She was recognized by the U.S. Attorney's Office for performing her duties with excellence and integrity, as she worked to enforce federal narcotics and immigration law in Laredo, TX. She also served in the prestigious Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the employment litigation section.
Courses, 21 June 2008 [cached]
Diana Saldana, Assistant United States Attorney, Laredo, Texas and Region III President for the National Hispanic Prosecutors Association
Dimmit County, Texas » News, 10 Feb 2012 [cached]
Judge Diana Saldana, a native of Carrizo Springs, was sworn in on Monday, March 21, 2011 as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
Many of the state's federal judges were in attendance at the ceremony which was held at the Texas A&M International University Center for Fine & Performing Arts in Laredo, Texas. Also in attendance were family and friends of Judge Saldana, and some of Dimmit County's local officials.
The Commissioners Court signed a proclamation designating the day to celebrate Judge Saldana's achievements and fine example during County Government week, which will be held April 11-15, 2011. Additionally, the entire month of April has been designated at National County Government Month.
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