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CHIEF JUSTICE, 6TH COURT OF APPEALS

Place (Based in Texarkana)

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josh morriss

Name*
(R) – City

PARTY AFFILIATION

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice, Place 4
1ST Court of Appeals

Since May 2002

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Degree
School
Year

JURIS DOCTOR

Degree
School
Year

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

1988

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

  • Justice, Place 4, 1ST Court of Appeals since May 2002
  • Reelected Justice, Place 4, 1ST Court of Appeals2004
  • Reelected Justice, Place 4, 1ST Court of Appeals2010
  • Authored more than 1700 opinions in civil, criminal, family, and probate law
  • Third most senior judge in the 1st Court of Appeals
  • Serves as Panel Chief of Panel C, 1st Court of Appeals
  • Intern for Honorable Carolyn R. King, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • Serving Second Term on Judicial Section Board of Directors, Texas State Bar
  • Chair, Texas State Bar Judicial Section By-laws committee

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Partner, Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Wilson, and Fulkerson, L.L.P., practicing complex civil litigation.
  • Served as a Special Assistant Attorney General to then Texas Attorney General John Cornyn
  • Member, United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member, American Bar Foundation
  • Former National Chair, American Bar Asssociation Young Lawyers Division Ethics Committee
  • Life Member, Texas State Bar
  • Member, Standing Committee on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Texas State Bar
  • Formerly served for 6 years on the State Bar Court Rules Committee, Texas State Bar
  • Formerly served for 6 years on the State Bar Grievance Committee, Texas State Bar
  • Member, Federal Bar for Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Federal Bar for Western District of Texas
  • Member, Federal Bar for United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Advisor, American Law Institute Government Ethics Project
  • Member, National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society
  • Ethics Committee Member, National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society
  • Member, Houston Bar Association

ADMITTED

  • US Supreme Court
  • Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
  • Texas Western District Court

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

  • Awarded University of Houston Law Alumni Public Sector Achievement Award
  • Awarded the Wall Street Journal Award
  • Awarded Distinguished Service Award for Committee Service
  • Member of the Rice University Law Alumni Advisory Committee
  • Member, Federalist Society

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

 

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

705 of 1347

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Houston Police Officers Union
  • Spring Branch Republicans
  • Harris County Republican Party

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Judicial Philosophy

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