2018

2018

Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 3




Patricia O'Connell. Alvarez*
(Democrat)




Jason Pulliam
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Patricia Alvarez Campaign
P.O. Box 830001
San Antonio, Texas 78283
Email


Jason Pulliam For Judge Campaign
P.O. Box 460564
Airport Mail Facility
10250 John Saunders
San Antonio, Texas 78246-9998
(254) 913-9031
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
*since 2013


Civil Litigation Attorney
Prichard & Young, LLP



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.B.A., UT-San Antonio
1982


B.A., Brooklyn College
1995

M.A. Brooklyn College
1997



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Texas School of Law
1987


Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
2000

Senior Staff Member, Thurgood Marshall Law Revew



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

Texas (1987)
Florida (1992 non-practicing member)


2000



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, 4th Court of Appeals
Place 4
Since 2013


Former Justice on this court
2015-2016

*Civil and criminal appeals for a 32 county region that covers most of south Texas



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




  • Judge of Bexar County, County Court-at-Law No. 5 (2011-15)
    • General jurisdiction court
    • Elected in 2010 & 2014
    • Presided over more than 70 trials
  • Elected Administrative Judge, Bexar County Statutory County Courts-at-Law (2013)


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Private practice 25 years
  • Lead Trial Attorney, The Alvarez Law Firm, P.C.
  • Butler & Binion
  • Thornton, Summers, Biechlin, Dunham & Brown

  • Civil Litigator, Ford & Massey, P.C.
  • Judge Advocate (Military Lawyer), U.S. Marine Corps (2000-04)



BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Personal Injury Trial Law


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Columbia Circuit
  • All federal District Courts in Texas
  • State Courts (Texas)
  • State Courts (Florida)

  • All Texas State courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • Court of Appeals for Armed Forces and all Military Courts


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, College of the State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • Judge of the Year, Hispanic Issues Section, State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • Legacy Award of the Laredo Center for Hope Foundation (2015)
  • Judge of the Year Award, MABA-Texas Foundation (2013)
  • Angel of Hope Award Recipient, Laredo (2013)
  • Chairman Law Day, Webb/Laredo Bar Association (2013)
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame of the Laredo Commission for Women and the City of Laredo (2012 )
  • Dama Award Recipient, Damas de la Cultura de Oro, Laredo (2011)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (1999)

  • Trailblazer Award, African-American Section, Texas State Bar (2015)
  • Honorary Young Lawyer of the Year, San Antonio Young Lawyers’ Association (2011)
  • Outstanding Lawyer, San Antonio Magazine (2010)
  • Outstanding Lawyer, San Antonio Magazine (2009)
  • Texas Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine (2009); only 2.5% of Texas Lawyers earn this distinction
  • Rising Star, Scene, SA Magazine (2009)
  • Rising Star, Scene, SA Magazine (2008)
  • Defense Counsel of the Year Award (2002)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal




PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

Pending


2016 Texas General Election
Justice, 4th Court of Appeals District, Place 6
48.27% v. Irene Rios (D)

2014 Bexas County General Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 5
52.88% v. Brenda Levenstein (D)

2010 Bexar County General Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 5
51.63%; 3-way race



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

225 out of 466 votes
48.3%


241 out of 466 votes
51.7%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

Texas Civil Justice League PAC


Texas Civil Justice League PAC



JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY







OTHER INFORMATION


  • Fluent in English, French & Spanish

  • Score of 94.07; S.A. Scene Magazine’s 2014 Judicial Report Card (highest score of any County Court-at-Law Judge, 2014 ballot)
  • Highest-rated County Court-at-Law Judge, 2014 ballot, 2014 San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Judicial Survey
  • Resolved 3,000+ cases; second most among all county court judges (FY 2013)
  • Reduced caseload by 450+ cases; first among all county court judges (FY 2013)


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

*Preliminary data is gathered from public sources and has not yet been finally approved by the candidate.


*Preliminary data is gathered from public sources and has not yet been finally approved by the candidate.



LAST UPDATED ON:

2/15/2018


2/27/2018


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