2018

2018

Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 9




Bill Pedersen
(Democrat)




Jason Boatright*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Bill Pedersen for Justice Campaign
3800 Maple Avenue, Suite 380
Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 544-5780
Email


Justice Jason Boatright Campaign
714 Brighton Lane
Garland, Texas 75043
(972) 271-7788
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney/Principal
Law Office of Bill Pedersen, III, PLLC


Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 9
since 2017



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., History
Double minor in Spanish & Philosophy
Texas Tech University
1998


B.A. Political Science & Government
Middlebury College (Vermont)


Postgraduate Diploma, Classics
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)



JURIS DOCTOR

Baylor University School of Law
2001


University of Texas School of Law
2003



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2001


2005



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, 5th Court of Appeals
Place 9 (since 2017)



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER








LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Private practice (2003-present)
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Collin County (2.5 years)
    • Tried 60+ criminal jury trials to verdict
    • Chief, Domestic Violence section, Family Justice Unit
  • Has tried approximately 100 jury trials (in total) to verdict

  • Attorney, Cobb & Counsel
  • Of Counsel, Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP
  • Regulatory and Government Affairs, Regency Energy Partners LP
  • Director, General Counsel Section, Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Division Chief, Opinions Division, Texas Attorney General
  • Special Counsel, Texas Attorney General
  • Associate Attorney, Krause & Associates LP
  • Attorney, Law Office of Jason Boatright
  • Briefing Attorney, Sharon Keller, Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit





HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV-rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Order of Barristers
  • Top Young Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine’s Super Lawyer and Rising Star Section (April, 2010)

  • Eagle Scout
  • National Merit Finalist


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 9
100%; unopposed


2018 Texas Republican Party Primary
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 9
100%; unopposed



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

368 of 627 votes
59%


259 of 627 votes
41%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary
  • Dallas AFL-CIO
  • Mexican American Democrats of Texas Causa Chapter
  • The Preston Hollow Democrats





JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




Constitutionalist



OTHER INFORMATION

  • Vice-Chair, Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Ethics and Criminal Justice committees
  • Handles probate, family law related, juvenile, civil, criminal, and administrative cases for clients
  • Has practiced in all six counties subject to the Fifth Court of Appeals’ jurisdiction
  • Family has been in Nacogdoches County since before the Texas War of Independence
  • Father, practicing lawyer in Nacogdoches

  • Author, "The History, Meaning, and Usage of the Words Justice and Judge," St. Mary's Law Review
  • Author, "The Curious Origin of Texas Pleading," SMU Law Review
  • Author, "Thechas to Texas, The History of our Word," Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Author, "No One Knows What the Texas Constitution Is," Texas Review of Law and Politics
  • Justice Boatright’s family has been in Texas since it belonged to Spain. They lived in Old Miller County, which included what is now Hunt County, part of Justice Boatright's judicial district today. In 1821, his family moved to Austin's Colony. They were members of the Old 300
  • Trustee, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • President of the Federalist Society (former)


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

Sourced from public information


7/30/18



Last Updated:

4/12/18


7/30/18


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

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