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Eastern District Of Texas Has A New Attorney

SHERMAN, Texas – Damien M. Diggs has sworn to become the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Diggs was nominated by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2, 2023, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 4, 2023. He took the oath of office on May 7, 2023, from Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

Diggs, 47, of Frisco, is the chief federal law enforcement official in the Eastern District of Texas, which includes 43 counties stretching from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. Diggs is responsible for prosecuting federal criminal offenses in the district and will represent the United States in all civil litigation in Texas. The Eastern District has six fully staffed offices in Beaumont, Plano, Tyler, Sherman, Texarkana, and Lufkin, with 103 employees, including 53 prosecutors.

“I am honored to have been nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate,” said U.S. Attorney Diggs. “I’m excited to continue serving the public in this role and ensuring justice is served for the citizens in the 43 counties in the Eastern District of Texas.

Diggs has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Texas since 2018. They assigned him to the criminal division’s violent crime section prosecuting firearms violations and fraud matters. Before that, he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., from 2012 to 2018. From 2007 to 2012, he was an attorney with the Department of Education. Diggs was also an associate at Hogan & Hartson for two years before beginning his service with the federal government.

Diggs earned his Bachelor of Science in political science and government from Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts in 1998 and his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2003.

Today, Diggs was honored to have his family and friends by his side as he took his ceremonial oath of office from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant.