2018

2018

Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 5




Erin Nowell
(Democrat)




Craig Stoddart*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Erin Nowell for Justice
3232 McKinney Ave., Suite 610
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Craig Stoddart Campaign
P.O. Box 1454
Rockwall, Texas 75087
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney/Shareholder
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC


Justice, Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 5
since 2014



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., English
Wake Forest University
2000


B.A., Political Science
University of North Texas
1986



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Texas School of Law
2003


Texas Tech University School of Law
1990



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2003


1990



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 5
since 2014
Authored 300+ judicial opinions
Participated in nearly 1000 appellate case panels



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Shareholder, Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC [Trial attorney representing individuals injured and/or killed through their exposure to toxic substances or the prescribed use of pharmaceuticals] (2017-present)
  • Associate Attorney, Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC [Dallas] (2010-16)
  • Associate Attorney, Kelley Witherspoon LLP [Plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney] (APR-NOV 2010)
  • Associate Attorney, Jones Day [Trial practice associate focused on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts] (2007-10)
  • Associate Attorney, Baron & Budd [Trial associate practicing toxic tort and product liability litigation] (2003-07)

  • Chief of the Appellate Division, Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
  • First Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
  • Clerked for two years at a small firm specializing in complex commercial litigation


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS

  • National Bar Assn, Top 40 Advocates Under 40 (2016)
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2015-17)
  • Dallas Bar Assn, Minority Attorney of the Year (2015)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Assn, President’s Award (2015)





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

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


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



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

321 of 650 votes
49.4%


329 of 650 votes
50.6%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION

  • NAACP Dallas Branch, Legal Redress Chair (2014-16)
  • American Association for Justice, Member (2003-07; 2010-present)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2010-present)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2010-present)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member (2014-present)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association, Member (2014-present)
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2016-present)

  • Member, Mac Taylor Inn of Court


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

Sourced from public information


Sourced from public information



Last Updated:

4/10/18


4/10/18


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