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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Ryan K. Patrick

United States Attorney
Southern District Of Texas

Chief U.S. District Judge Rosenthal adminsters the oast of office to new U.S. Attorney Patrick

Ryan Patrick is the 23rd presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas and, as such, is the chief law enforcement officer responsible for prosecuting and defending the interests of the United States in the seventh largest district in the nation.


Patrick began serving as U.S. Attorney on Jan. 8, 2018, following his presidential nomination in November 2017 and subsequent unanimous Senate confirmation.


US Attorney Ryan Patrick and Judge Rosenthal

Patrick began his a career as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County. During that time, he was responsible for the prosecution of narcotics trafficking cases and illegal pill mill operations in the Major Offenders Division.  


In 2012, then Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Patrick to be a judge at the 177th state district court. He was elected to a full four-year-term in 2012.


Prior to this position, Patrick was in private practice, serving as the managing partner of The Law Office of Ryan Patrick PLLC and senior counsel with HooverSlovacek LLC, where he focused on felony criminal defense work. 


Patrick graduated from Baylor University in 2001 and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law.



Updated January 26, 2018

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