Jason K.  Pulliam

Hon. Jason K. Pulliam

United States District Judge, Western District of Texas

Jason Kenneth Pulliam was born in 1971 in Brooklyn.  Pulliam earned a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from the City University of New York - Brooklyn College in 1995, an M.A. in political science from the City University of New York - Brooklyn College in 1997, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2000. In law school, Pulliam served on the law review. After his graduation, Pulliam spent three years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps.

After leaving the Marines, Pulliam spent the next six years as an associate in private practice, moving between The Carlson Law Firm, Ball & Weed P.C. and Ford & Murray PLLC.  In 2011, Pulliam became a Judge with the Bexar County Court of Law No. 5.  In 2015, he was   appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as a Justice on the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals.  

In 2016, Pulliam joined the law firm of Prichard & Young where he worked as he was considered for appointment to his current post as United States District Judge to the San Antonio Division in the Western District of Texas.   

On March 5, 2019, President Donald Trump nominated Pulliam for appointment as a U.S. District Judge. The U.S. Senate confirmed Pulliam on July 31, 2019, and he received his commission to the bench on August 5, 2019.

Pulliam was the first African American Republican to be a Bexar County judge when he was appointed in 2011.  He then became the first African American to sit on the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals and, now is the first African American to hold a bench on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.



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