2018

2018
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Third Court of Appeals, Place 2




Edward Smith
(Democrat)




Cindy Olson Bourland*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Edward Smith for 3rd Court
of Appeals Campaign
P.O. Box 650085
Austin, Texas 78765
Email


Cindy Bourland Campaign
P.O. Box 546
Austin, Texas 78768
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney


Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals
Place 2
since 2015



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.S. Political science
Texas A&M University (2001)


B.A., English
Southwestern University
1989



JURIS DOCTOR

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
2005


J.D. University of Texas Law School
1994



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2005


1994



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals
Place 2
(since 2015)



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Associate Attorney, Brayton Purcell and with Hissey Kientz
  • Clerk, Superior Court of California

  • Bourland Law Firm, P.C., Round Rock, Texas (2009-15)
  • Attorney & Founding Partner, Merica & Bourland, P.C., Austin, Texas (2009-15)
  • Attorney and Founding Partner, Hance, Scarborough, L.L.P., Austin, Texas (2002-09)
  • Attorney/Partner (1997-2002)
  • Attorney (1994-97)
  • 20 years as a licensed attorney with extensive experience in business trial and appellate cases, with a focus on contract, non-competition, trademark and e-commerce disputes
  • Experience representing institutional, corporate, and private clients in state and federal district courts, state courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO




  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS




  • Profiles in Power - Central Texas Woman of Influence (2010)
  • Top Texas Verdicts in Intellectual Property (2009)
  • Texas Super Lawyer (2007-11)
  • Austin Under 40 Award in Law (2003)
  • Austin Outstanding Young Lawyer (2003)
  • Pathfinder, Travis County Women Lawyers Association (2004)
  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Namesake, Student Outstanding Officer Award, University of Texas School of Law
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Brazos River Authority
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Austin Bar Foundation
  • Past President, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
  • Leadership Round Rock
  • Leadership Austin
  • Former Alumni Chair of Lifelong Learning, Southwestern University
  • Member, Palm Valley Lutheran Church
  • Member, Old Settlers Association of Williamson County
  • Commendation for Saving a Life, Williamson County Commissioners Court
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
  • Member, Mensa


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary
Third Court of Appeals, Place 2
100%; unopposed


2018 Texas Republican Party Primary
Third Court of Appeals, Place 2
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas General Election
Third Court of Appeals, Place 2
Unexpired term
100%; unopposed



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

424 of 1,000 votes
42%%


576 of 1,000 votes
58%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS




  • Texas Civil Justice League PAC
  • Congressman (and former Williamson County Judge) John Carter
  • Alan Waldrop - Former Justice, Third Court of Appeals
  • Dale Wainwright, Former Texas Supreme Court Justice
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas


JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




The judiciary has a critically important and limited role in our society. Judges must respect the responsibility of interpreting and upholding our constitution and laws. It is a judge's obligation to make the law as clear as possible and to remain faithful to the law as a guide for all people. Equally important is a judicial philosophy that holds firmly to the idea that justice delayed is justice denied. It is my belief that judges must act expeditiously, aspiring to the highest levels of integrity, scholarship and courtesy.



INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:
Sourced from public information
8/4/15


Last Updated:
10/3/18
10/3/18

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