2018

2018
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First Court of Appeals, Place 7




Julie Countiss
(Democrat)




Terry Wayne Yates
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Julie Countiss for Judge Campaign
P.O. Box 66434
Houston, Texas 77266
Email


Terry Yates for Judge Campaign
6750 West Loop South #845
Bellaire, Texas 77401
(713) 818-1444
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Assistant County Attorney
Harris County (2014)

Attorney/Principal
Terry W. Yates & Associates, P.C.



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A. History
Southern Methodist University
1993

B.A. Sociology
University of Texas at Austin
cum laude with special honors
1987



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
2002

University of Houston Law Center
1989



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2002

1990
*also licensed in Idaho



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




  • Associate Judge, City of West University Place (2005-present)


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Assistant County Attorney, Harris County (since 2014)
  • The Berry Firm PLLC (2012-14)
  • Legal Marketing, Director, Providus (2005-10)
  • Associate Attorney, Litigation, Jim Adler and Associates (2004-05)

  • Associate Judge, City of West University Place (2005-present)
  • Assistant City Prosecutor, City of West University Place (1997-2005)
  • Private Practice, Terry W. Yates & Associates, P.C. (1994-present)
  • Special Crimes Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (1992-94)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (1990-94)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1995)

Criminal Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy (1999)



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Texas Eastern Dist. Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Texas Northern Dist. Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Texas Western Dist. Court


HONORS & AWARDS








PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Primary
First Court of Appeals, Place 7
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas Democratic Primary Runoff
District Judge, 61st Judicial District
49.61% v. Fredericka Phillips (D)

2016 Texas Democratic Primary
District Judge, 61st Judicial District
35.85%; 3-way race


2018 Texas Republican Primary
First Court of Appeals, Place 7
100%; unopposed




MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

466 of 1,205 votes
38.67%


420 of 1,205 votes
34.85%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Former/retired Courts of Appeals Justices Hon. Murry Cohen, Hon. Frank Evans & Hon. Lee Duggan, Jr.
  • Harris County Tejano Democrats
  • Area 5 Democrats

  • "C" Club of Houston
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • Conservative Republicans of Harris County
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Texas Right to Life
  • Texas Values Action


JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION

  • Before attending law school, Julie was a Teach for America Corps Member '93-'95 teaching elementary school in the South Bronx, NYC
  • Father: retired Justice Richard Countiss
  • pro bono Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense

  • Legal Analyst & Commentator for ESPN Radio


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

*Sourced from public information


*Sourced from public information



Last Updated:

10/3/2018


10/3/2018


*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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