Obama nominates Jefferson County judge for U.S. attorney of East Texas

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Laura E. Duffy, Wifredo A. Ferrer, Alicia Limtiaco, and John B. Stevens, Jr. to serve as U.S. Attorneys.

President Obama said, "These distinguished men and women have shown extraordinary commitment and integrity in their pursuit of justice. I am confident they will serve the American people wisely and effectively as United States Attorneys."

John B. Stevens, Jr.:  Nominee for U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Texas

John Stevens has been a judge in the Criminal District Court for Jefferson County in Texas since 2007. Prior to that, in 2006, Judge Stevens worked as a private contract attorney. From 1985 until 2005, Judge Stevens was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. From 1981 until 1985, Judge Stevens was an associate at Provost, Umphrey Attorneys. From 1979 until 1981, Judge Stevens was an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney's Office in Texas.  Judge Stevens graduated from Lamar University (1974), the University of Houston School of Law (1979), and Syracuse University (2001).