2018

2018
(Best Viewed in Landscape Mode)

Second Court of Appeals, Place 5




Delonia Watson
(Democrat)




Dabney Bassel
(Republican)



SOCIAL

Website | Facebook

Website | Facebook



CAMPAIGN CONTACT

DeloniaWatson4Justice
P.O. Box 24215
Fort Worth, Texas 76124-1215
(817) 809-6640
Email


Dabney Bassel for 2nd Court of Appeals
500 Main Street, Suite 350
Fort Worth, Texas 76102



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney, Law Office of Delonia A. Watson


Attorney, Law Office of Dabney Bassel



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

S.B., Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1978


B.A. History
Trinity University
1979



JURIS DOCTOR

Harvard Law School
1982


Baylor Law School
1982



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1984


1983



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Attorney, Private Practice; general practice including civil litigation, probate, & contracts (1984-85)
  • Assistant District Attorney for Tarrant County, Texas; Appellate Section (1985-88)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern Dist. of Texas, Appellate Section including serving as Appellate Chief (1988-2013)
  • Attorney, Private Practice; primary focus on federal appeals and sentencings; also handles civil & probate matters

  • Appellate practice, Law Office of Dabney Bassel (2013-present)
  • Appellate, litigation, and bankruptcy practice; bassel & Wilcox, PLLC (2006-13)
  • Appellate and litigation practice, Law, Snakard & Gambill, PC (1984-2005)
  • Briefing Attorney, Hon. Ted Akin, Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas (1983-84)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Civil Appellate Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS




  • AV Preeminent rating, Martin-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2009-present)
  • Tarrant County Top Lawyers-Appellate, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2002-04, 2006-09, 2011-present)
  • Tarrant County Top Attorneys-Appellate, 360 West Magazine (2017)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary
Second Court of Appeals, Place 5
100%; unopposed


2018 Texas Republican Party Primary
Second Court of Appeals, Place 5
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas Republican Primary Runoff
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 3
45.17% v. Elizabeth Kerr (R)

2016 Texas Republican Primary
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 3
18.83%; 5-way race



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

108 of 354 votes
30.51%


246 of 354 votes
69.49%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS




  • Bill Waybourn, Tarrant County Sheriff
  • Tracy Murphree, Denton County Sheriff
  • Thomas Spurlock, Jack County Sheriff
  • State Representative Matt Krause
  • Ron Wright, Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector
  • Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge
  • Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Commissioner
  • David Woodruff, Tarrant County Constable
  • Clyde Watson, Jack County Constable
  • Pat Hardy, State Board Of Education
  • David Levy, Archer County Attorney
  • Mayor David Cook, Mansfield


JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

I believe in the rule of law and will apply it evenly in every case. Every litigant deserves a speedy disposition of his or her appeal. I do not believe that any case is minor. It matters to someone.


My judicial philosophy dictates total fidelity to the rule of law. Each case that I may hear will be resolved solely on basis of the law and the facts.



INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

8/9/18


Sourced from public information



Last Updated:

10/3/18


10/3/18


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

Share This