2018

2018

Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Place 2




Nora Longoria*
(Democrat)




Greg Perkes
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Justice Nora Longoria Campaign
3700 N. 10th Street, Suite 100
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 570-2018
Email


Elect Greg Perkes Campaign
P.O. Box 1244
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403
(361) 813-8003
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 2
since 2013


Attorney/Owner
Perkes Law Firm, PC
since 2017

Owner/Principal
Perkes Enterprises, LLC



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Political Science
minor in History
Texas A&M University
1986


B.A., Zoology
University of Texas
1983



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Texas Law School
1990


St. Mary’s University Law School
1987

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
Senior Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
Tie for American Jurisprudence Award in Contract Law, American Jurisprudence Award in Police Misconduct-Civil Rights Litigation
“Who’s Who in American Law Schools"




YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990


1987



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, Place 2
since 2013


Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
2011-16
*Former justice on this court




JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Private practice 21 years
  • Partner, Hockema and Longoria, LLP
  • Principal, Law Offices of Nora Longoria
  • Associate, Shelton and Valadez, P.C.
  • Associate, Thornton, Summers, Beichlin, Dunham and Brown
  • Associate, Ellis, Koeneke and Ramirez, LLP
  • Associate, Kelley, Looney, Alexander and Sawyer

Prior to being elected to the 13th Court of Appeals in 2010, Justice Greg Perkes had 20+ years of experience in private practice. He was the principal attorney of The Perkes Law Firm, P.C. His legal practice focused on Appellate Law, Litigation, and Commercial Transactions. He is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1995), and was formerly a Certified Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency, Division of Hearings & Appeals. Before opening his law firm, he was affiliated with the law firm of Cohn, Casstevens & Bircher, P.C. (formerly Wood & Burney). Prior to beginning private practice, he served as a Briefing Attorney for the late Hon. Norman Utter, Sr. Associate Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas.

  • Attorney Owner, Perkes Law Firm, PC (2017-present)
  • Attorney, Perkes Law Firm, P.C. (2002-10)
  • Attorney, Meredith, Donnelll & Abernethy, P.C. (2001-02)
  • Attorney, Cohn, Casstevens & Bircher, P.C. [formerly Wood & Burney] (1990-2000)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


Civil Appellate Law
1995



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, International Association of Women Judges

  • Eagle Scout
  • Av-rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Fellow Member, College of the State Bar
  • Recipient,S.B.A./S.B.D.C. “Small Business Champion” (2009)
  • Judge Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award (2013)
  • Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award (2014)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 2
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 2
59.49% v. Tom Greenwell (R)

2012 Texas Democratic Party Primary
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 2
100%; unopposed


2018 Texas Republican Party Primary
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, Place 2
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
43.57% v. Leticia Hinojosa (D)

2010 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
50.8% v. Linda Yañez (D)



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

219 of 368 votes
60%


149 of 368 votes
40%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

Rio Grande Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Coastal Bend Labor Council






JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




Judges should interpret the laws according to the Constitution and the laws of the State.



OTHER INFORMATION








INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

Approval pending


11/18/2015



Last Updated:

4/26/18


4/17/18


*Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
Please send any corrections to info@tcjl.com

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