Hon. Karen Gren Scholer
United States District Judge, Northern District of Texas
The Honorable Karen Gren Scholer was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas on March 7, 2018, after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate 95-0. She has the distinct honor of being nominated to be an Article III judge by two different Administrations for two different Districts - by President Trump for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas) and by President Obama for the Eastern District of Texas (Plano). She is the first Asian American federal district judge in Texas and the entire Fifth Circuit. Prior to her appointment to the federal trial bench, Judge Scholer was both a trial lawyer and state trial judge. She was elected as Judge of the 95th District Court for two terms, serving from 2001 to 2008. In private practice, Judge Scholer was co-managing and named partner at Carter Scholer (2014-18), and a litigation partner at Jones Day (2009-13), Andrews & Kurth (1996-2000), and Strasburger & Price (1982- 96). Judge Scholer is a graduate of Rice University and Cornell University Law School.