Edward Prado is a former ambassador to Argentina and a distinguished federal jurist. He served for nearly 35 years as a United States judge, including as an appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and 19 years as a district judge for the Western District of Texas. During his time on the bench, Judge Prado was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court to chair the Criminal Justice Review Committee, the board of the Federal Judicial Center and the Defender Services Committee and Judicial Branch Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Prado served as the United States attorney for the Western District of Texas. He also served as a state district judge, an assistant federal public defender and an assistant state district attorney in Texas.