Texas 11th Court of Appeals
Place 3

John Bailey*

Current Job Justice, 11th Court of Appeals, Place 3
Undergraduate BA, Tarleton State Unversity, 1989
Juris Doctor Texas Tech School of Law, 1992
Party Affiliation Republican
Year of State Bar Licensure  1992
Judicial Experience – Appellate Justice, 11th Court of Appeals, 3 months
Judicial Experience – Other Briefing Attorney, 11th Court of Appeals – 1 year, Staff Attorney 11th Court of Appeals – 12 years
Non-Judicial Legal Experience Private Practice for 8 years in Abilene with a heavy emphasis in trial and appellate law.  Handled approximately 20 appeals, presenting oral argument in over 10 appeals.
Admitted State Bar of Texas, US District Court – Northern District of Texas, US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Honors Outstanding Young Lawyer in Abilene – 1999, President – Abilene Young Lawyers – 1997-1998
Last Judicial Election Win %  N/A
Board Certifications  N/A
Recent Bar Poll Rankings
Key Endorsements Retired Chief Justice Austin McCloud, Retired Chief Justice Bud Arnot, Former Justice Rick Strange, Former Justice Eric Kalenak, Former Texas Railroad Commissioner Victor Carillo, Ernest Angelo Jr., Tucker Bridwell, John Parchman, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, and Texas Civil Justice League PAC.
Judicial Philosophy
(100 words)
I believe that a judge should strictly apply the law as written and not legislate from the bench.  A judge must focus exclusively on the merits of each case rather than the identity of the parties or the attorneys involved in the case.  These are tasks that I have performed for the past twelve years working as a staff attorney at the court and I will continue to do as a judge.

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