2018

2018

Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Place 8




Margaret "Meg" Poissant
(Democrat)




Jim Donovan*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Poissant for Justice
2100 Travis Street, Suite 280
Houston,Texas 77002
(713) 880-5553
Email


Justice John Donovan Campaign
P.O. Box 272061
Houston, Texas 77277
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney/Principal
Poissant Law Firm
(solo practice)


Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
Place 8
Since 2013



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.S., LeMoyne College
Syracuse, NY
1980


B.A. English
University of St. Thomas



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston
1984


South Texas College of Law
1984

*Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review
Member, Order of the Lytae
(scholastic legal honor society)



YEAR STATE LICENSURE

1985 (Texas)
2017 (New York)


1985



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
Place 8
Since 2013



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER



  • Judge, 113th Texas State District Court (2011-13)
  • Judge, 61st District Court (1997-2008)


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL
  • Poissant Law Firm (1985-present)
    • Representing clients on both sides of the docket. Cases involve a variety of issues, including personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, chemical exposure, and medical malpractice; commercial litigation, including DTPA, real estate, breach of contract and fraud matters. Representation of homeowners associations in various matters. Drafting of contracts and contract negotiation, probate matters, administrative law, criminal defense, family law, mediation, and employment law.
  • Pritchard, Poissant & Nguyen (dates unknown)
    • Focused on civil litigation in all areas
    Source

  • Director, Judicial and Legal Issues, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett (2009-10)




BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


Personal Injury Trial Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO








HONORS & AWARDS

AV Preeminent-rated, Martindale Hubbell
*Highest rating for legal and ethical standards in the law profession

  • Judge of the Year, P.O.L.I.C.E., Inc. (2000)
  • Judge of the Year, Houston Police Officers Union, Local 2
  • Judge of the Year, P.O.L.I.C.E., Inc. (1998)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS




2012 Texas General Election
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 8
52.65% v. Julia Maldonado (D)

2010 Texas General Election
District Judge, 113th Judicial Dist.
54.92% v. Christina Bryan (D)

2008 Texas General Election
District Judge, 61st Judicial Dist.
48.76% v. Alfred "Al" Bennett; unopposed

2004 Texas General Election
District Judge, 61st Judicial Dist.
100%; unopposed

2000 Texas General Election
District Judge, 61st Judicial Dist.
100%; unopposed

1996 Texas General ElectionDistrict Judge, 61st Judicial Dist.
51.75% v. Carolyn Day Hobson



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

231 of 1,117 votes
21%


596 of 1,117 votes
53%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS
  • Clear Lake and Webster Bar Association
  • Texas Progressive Executive Council​
  • Harris County Tejano Democrats
  • Houston GLBT Political Caucus
  • Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
  • Houston Black American Democrats
  • Bayou Blue Democrats
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston - Dual Endorsement

    Texas Alliance for Life
    "C" Club of Houston



    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








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    Last Updated:

    2/23/2018


    2/23/2018

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