Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmen Symes Dusek to the 51st Judicial District Court in Coke, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green Counties for a for a term set to expire December 31, 2020, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Carmen Symes Dusek of San Angelo is senior counsel at Jackson Walker, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Association of…

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court Governor Greg Abbott today appointed and swore in Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court following Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Blacklock has served as general counsel for Governor Abbott since 2015. “The Texas Supreme court plays a crucial role in the future of our state, and we need justices with a conservative judicial philosophy who will apply the Constitution as it was intended,” said Governor Abbott. “Jimmy Blacklock is a principled leader who knows that the role of the judicial branch of government is not to legislate from the bench, and he will use his profound understanding of the law to contribute to the court’s decisions. I thank Jimmy for his work on behalf of the people of Texas, and for his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.” Jimmy Blacklock was born and raised in Texas, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Following graduation, he attended Yale Law School where he was a member of the Federalist Society and president of the Yale Law Republicans. Blacklock honed his legal skills serving as a clerk for Judge Jerry Smith on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was then appointed by President George W. Bush in the Civil Rights Division within the United States Department of Justice. More recently, Blacklock served as Governor Abbott’s General Counsel after six years in the Texas Attorney General’s office, where he assisted on Obamacare litigation, religious liberty and right to life issues. Source: Press Release Want new articles directly...

Governor Abbott Appoints Perwin Judge Of 505th Judicial District Court

August 26, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/21346) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David Perwin of Richmond as judge of the 505th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. This appointment will be effective Sept. 1, 2015. David Perwin serves as associate judge in the 387th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County. He was previously a sole practitioner at Perwin Law Firm, PLLC and a managing attorney at Becerra, Colgin & Perwin, PLLC. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and he volunteers for Lamar Little League. Judge Perwin received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of...

Governor Abbott Appoints Rankin Judge Of 254th Judicial District Court

August 26, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/21347) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Susan Rankin of Dallas as judge of the 254th Judicial District Court in Dallas County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Susan Rankin is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was most recently a partner at Rochelle & Rankin LLP. She previously served as judge of the 301st Judicial District Court in Dallas County. She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Annette Stewart Inn of Court, and the Texas Family Law Foundation. She also volunteers in the Stewpot Second Chance Café at the Bridge. Judge Rankin received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Science from Trinity University, and a Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of...

Governor Abbott Appoints Bridges Judge Of 240th Judicial District Court

August 26, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/21344) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Chad Bridges of Sugar Land as judge of the 240th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Chad Bridges has practiced law in the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office for more than 12 years; he currently serves as a chief prosecutor overseeing the Family Violence Division. He is director of the Crime Victim’s Response Team, and he is a member of the Fort Bend County Human Trafficking Task Force, State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. He also serves as a volunteer trainer for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. Bridges received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law...