Robert Pitman is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. He was nominated by President Obama in June of 2011, confirmed by the Senate in September, and sworn into office on October 3, 2011. Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, he served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas, sitting in the Austin Division. Before serving as a judge, Pitman was with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas for twelve years. During his tenure there, he served in a variety of positions, including Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Austin Division, Deputy U.S. Attorney and interim United States Attorney. He also spent a year on detail to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
A native of Fort Worth, Pitman is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, and earned a master’s degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford. Following law school, he clerked for U.S. District Judge David O. Belew, Jr. in Northern District of Texas and practiced with the law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski in Austin. For over ten years, Pitman served as an adjunct professor in the Plan II Program at University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Texas School of Law. In addition to his duties as United States Attorney, Pitman serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.