Meet John B. Stevens Jr.
By Stephanie Woodrow | March 12, 2022 3:16 pm

John B. Stevens Jr. (Lamar University)

John B. Stevens Jr. (Lamar University, University of Houston Law Center ) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. He would replace Rebecca A. Gregory, who headed the office from 2007 until earlier this year. The district’s current acting U.S. Attorney is John Malcolm Bales.

Stevens’ vitals:

  • Born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1952.
  • Attended but did not earn a degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Earned a Master of Social Science degree from Syracuse University.
  • Has been a Criminal District Court Judge for Jefferson County, Texas, since 2007.
  • Was a private contract attorney in Beaumont, Texas, in 2006.
  • Worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from 1985 to 2005.
  • Was an associate attorney with Provost & Umphrey, LLP from 1981 to 1985.
  • Served as assistant criminal district attorney for Jefferson County, Texas, from 1979 to 1981.
  • Has tried approximately 100 cases to final disposition, serving as chief counsel on approximately 90 of those cases and 10 as associate counsel.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure statement, Stevens reported income of $50,000 annually from a “deferred benefit” from the Texas Teachers Retirement System. He also reported earning a salary of $15,000 from the Criminal District Court of Jefferson County, Texas, and a salary of $150,000 from the state of Texas.

On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure he reported assets of $1.35 million, mostly from securities and a thrift savings account, and no liabilities.


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