Biography - Marjorie A. Meyers

Marjorie A. Meyers is the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas. She earned her B.A. from Yale University in 1978, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, graduating Order of the Coif and Cum Laude.

After law school, Ms. Meyers served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1982 until 1983. She became an Assistant Federal Public Defender in 1983 and continued with the Federal Public Defender’s Office until 1992. She was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, with the law firm of Bennett, Secrest and Meyers, from 1992 until 1997. She returned to the Federal Public Defender’s office in 1997 and was appointed to be the Federal Public Defender in 2004 by the Fifth Circuit.

Ms. Meyers is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is active in both Federal Defender and local committees addressing federal practice and sentencing issues. She has frequently lectured nationally and locally on federal sentencing and other criminal law topics.