14TH COURT OF APPEALS

Place 9

There are no Other Official Candidates for this Office

Peter M. Kelly
(D) – Houston

Tracy Christopher*
(R) – Houston

PARTY AFFILIATION

Democrat

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Current Job
Organization

Since…
(term expires…

Fourteenth District Court of Appeals

Place 9

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Degree
School
Year

Bachelor’s with Honors
Notre Dame
1978

JURIS DOCTOR

Degree
School
Year

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Texas School of Law
1981

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

YEAR

1981

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

  • Appellate Judicial Experience
  • 6 years on 14th Court of Appeals

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • Other Judicial Experience
  • Judge of the 295th District Court for 15 years

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Legal Experience – Non-Judicial
  • Practiced law for 13 years with the law firms of Susman Godfrey (1986-1994) and Vinson & Elkins (1981-1986)

ADMITTED

  • Courts Admitted To
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

  • Judicial/Legal Honors
  • Trial Judge of the Year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee
  • Former Chair of the Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee
  • Texas Bar Foundation Outstanding Jurist Award

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certifications

1991 Civil Trial Law
1997 Personal Injury Trial Law

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

# of #

1036 of 1475(70.2%)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Key Endorsements

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Judicial Philosophy

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