2018

2018

Fifth Court of Appeals, Chief Justice




Robert Burns
(Democrat)




Douglas S. Lang*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Judge Robert Burns Campaign
1111 W. Mockingbird Lane
Suite 1357
Dallas, Texas 75247


Campaign of Douglas S. Lang
1505 Elm Street #1601
Dallas, Texas 75201
(972) 271-7788
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Presiding Judge
Dallas County Criminal Dist. Court No. 1
since 2007


Justice, Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 11
since 2002



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Business
Austin College
1986


B.S., Business Administration
Drake University
1969



JURIS DOCTOR

Dedman School of Law
Southern Methodist University
1990


University of Missouri School of Law
1972



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990
Also licensed in Idaho


1973 (Texas)
1972 (Missouri)



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
since 2002
Authored 1600+ opinions
6000+ case decisions



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

  • Presiding Judge, Dallas County Criminal Dist. Court No. 1 (2007-present)





LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Private Practice (10 years)
  • Deputy Chief, Organized Crime Division, Dallas County District Attorney's Office (6 years)

  • Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (1973)
  • Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Missouri


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Criminal Law (1996)


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • Idaho - U.S. Dist. Court, Idaho Dist.
  • Idaho - Idaho Supreme Court

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


HONORS & AWARDS




  • Citation of Merit, Univ. Of Missouri School Of Law (2012)
  • Serjeant of the Inn Award, William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court (2011)
  • President's Award, State Bar of Texas (2010)
  • Fellows Award, Dallas Bar Foundation (2010)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Dallas Assoc. of Young Lawyers (2008)
  • Morris Harrell Professionalism Award, Dallas Bar Assoc. and Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism (2007)
  • Lola Wright Foundation Award (2007)
  • President's Citation, State Bar of Texas (1999)
  • Double D Award, Drake University (1993)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Drake University (1992)
  • Outstanding Service Award of Legal Services of North Texas, Inc. [now Legal Aid of Northwest Texas] (1991)
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer in Dallas (1981)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2016 Texas General Election
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6
40.89% v. Michael Keasler* (R), Mark Bennett (L)

2014 Dallas County General & Joint Election
Presiding Judge, Dallas Cty Criminal Dist. Court No. 1
100%; unopposed

2010 Dallas County General & Joint Election
Presiding Judge, Dallas Cty Criminal Dist. Court No. 1
100%; unopposed

2006 Dallas County General & Special Election
Presiding Judge, Dallas Cty Criminal Dist. Court No. 1
53.03% v. Janice Warder (R); unopposed






MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

278 of 736 votes
38%


458 of 736 votes
62%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION:




  • Sole appellate judge member, State Commission on Judicial Conduct (6-year term beginning 2013)
  • Member, Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (2003-2009)
  • President, National Conference of Bar Presidents (2004-05)
  • Member, Texas Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation (2003-09)
  • President, Drake University National Alumni Assoc. from (2002-04)
  • President, William 'Mac' Taylor American Inn of Court (1999)
  • President, Texas Assoc. of Bank Counsel (1996-97)
  • President, Dallas Bar Assoc. (1991)
  • President, Dallas Assoc. of Young Lawyers (1977)


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

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Last Updated:

4/5/2018


4/5/2018


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