Tipton, who served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, has worked as a trial lawyer with Baker & Hostetler in Houston since 1999, focusing on employment and labor.
Prior to that, Tipton earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston. He also worked as a clerk for a judge in the court he will now be serving on.
Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) recommended the nomination of Tipton to President Trump after their Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee helped identify qualified candidates for the position.
Both senators have been vocal in their support for the nomination.
“I am confident Drew’s experiences as a trial advocate and his deep history of service in the Southern District will make him an excellent judge,” said Cruz in a press release after Tipton’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Drew has demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and lifelong commitment to the Southern District of Texas, and he will make a fine judge,” said Cornyn.
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Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.