Baylor Lawyer Ignacio "Nacho" Torteya III (JD '95) has been selected as a U.S. magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He will be based in Brownsville. Torteya is expected to begin his duties on Jan. 27.
According to an article in the Brownsville Herald, Torteya succeeds U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio IV, who retired at the end of October after 14 years on the bench.
Torteya told the Brownsville Herald that, "having started my professional career as a federal law clerk, it is truly an honor to have been selected to serve."
Torteya clerked for the late U.S. District Judge Filemon B. Vela, has been a managing attorney at The Torteya Law Firm, PLLC, and associate judge at the City of Brownsville Municipal Court. Read the full Brownsville Herald article here.