2018

2018

Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Place 5




Gina M. Benavides*
(Democrat)




Clarissa Silva
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Justice Gina Benavides Campaign
4405 S. Shea Parkway
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413


Clarissa Silva Campaign
P.O. Box 532225
Harlingen, Texas 78553



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 5

Since 2007


Assistant District Attorney
Nueces County



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
1985






JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
1988


Texas Southern University
2007



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1988


2008



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 5
Since 2007

*Has authored more than 900 opinions on issues involving civil and criminal matters







JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL
  • Litigator: Gonzalez & Associates, P.C.; McAllen (2000-07)
    • Litigator (as plaintiffs' lawyer) representing individuals and families
    • Began an appellate practice
  • Adams & Graham Law Firm; Harlingen (1988-2000)
    • Tried more than 30 cases throughout the state of Texas
    • Concentrations: toxic tort, products liability, commercial litigation, and personal injury
  • Asst. District Attorney, Nueces County District Attorney's Office


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


Juvenile Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO








HONORS & AWARDS
  • Latina Judge of the Year, National Hispanic Bar Association (2007)
  • Judge of the Year, Hispanic Issues Section, Texas State Bar (2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2004)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2003)





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2014 Texas General Election
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7
37.60%; 3 way race100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, Place 5
57.51% v Doug Norman (R)

2006 Texas General Election
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, Place 5
100%; unopposed






MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

283 of 351 votes
80%


69 of 351 votes
20%



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JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








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INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

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Last Updated:

2/12/2018


2/12/2018


*Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
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