Enrique Moreno

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Enrique Moreno (December 28, 1955 – October 10, 2019) was a Mexican-American attorney. His career was based in El Paso, Texas. Moreno was once a federal judicial nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 1999.[1] The Republican controlled United States Senate denied to approved his nomination twice.

Early life[change | change source]

Moreno was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and the son of a carpenter and a seamstress, Moreno earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1978 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1981.

Career[change | change source]

Moreno began his career as a personal injury and product liability attorney in 1981 in El Paso, Texas. He has worked for four different law firms in his career. He has been the practitioner of the Law Offices of Enrique Moreno since 1999.

Moreno won several large judgments in his legal career. In August 2001, Moreno was one of five lawyers to win a $55,515,000 judgment for an El Paso man against Kelly-Moore Paints for placing asbestos-containing fibers in a joint compound product that caused pleural mesothelioma in a patient.[2]

On April 12, 2006, Moreno won a $27.5 million judgment for an Iran-born American citizen against Southwest Airlines in a landmark racial profiling case after Southwest's flight attendants had her arrested after she had complained about poor service on the airline.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Moreno died of cancer-related problems in El Paso on October 10, 2019 at the age of 63.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES ENRIQUE MORENO AND KATHLEEN McCREE LEWIS TO THE FEDERAL BENCH". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. "FindArticles.com | CBSi". findarticles.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Report, Staff (2019-10-11). "Influential El Paso civil rights attorney Enrique Moreno dies of cancer". KVIA. Retrieved 2019-10-11.