TEXAS SUPREME COURT

Place 9

Other Candidates for This Office: Don Fulton (L) | Jim Chisholm (G)

Savannah L. Robinson
(D) – McAllen

Eva Guzman | Texas Supreme Court Justice

Eva M. Guzman*
(R) – Austin

PARTY AFFILIATION

Democrat

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney
Solo Private Law Practice

Justice
Texas Supreme Court, Place 9
2009 – Present

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Degree
School
Year

University of Houston
Bachelor Business Administration

JURIS DOCTOR

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

Doctor of Jurisprudence
South Texas College of Law

Masters of Laws, Judicial Studies
Duke University School of Law

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

1981

1989

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

  • Appellate Judicial Experience
  • Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, 11/2001 – 10/2009
  • Panel member for over 2,000 civil and criminal appeals and original proceedings for a 10-county jurisdiction
  • Author of hundreds of published opinions, covering a wide range of civil and criminal law topics, including issues of first impression and cases submitted for en banc review

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • Other Judicial Experience
  • Judge, 309th Family District Court, April 1999 – November 2001
  • Appointed in April 1999, by then-Governor George W. Bush to fill an unexpired term and elected in November 2000
  • Disposed of over 5,000 cases in a three-year period
  • Resolved hundreds of motions and presided over dozens of bench and jury trials

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Legal Experience – Non-Judicial
  • 10 years private practice before joining bench

ADMITTED

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

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

  • Judicial/Legal Honors
  • John Ben Sheppard Public Leadership Institute “Outstanding Texas Leader 2015”
  • Recognized by Houston Chronicle “35 Houston Latinos [you] Should Know” (2015)
  • South Texas College of Law “Alumni Impact Award” (2014)
  • Texas Asian Republican Club “Statesman of the Year Award” (2014)
  • Assn of Women Attorneys “Premiere Women in The Law -Modern Trailblazer Award” (2014)
  • State Bar of Texas Women in the Law Section “Sara T. Hughes Women of Achievement Award” (2014)
  • Sucesos Publications Tribute to Hispanic Women “Woman of the Year Award” (2014)
  • Texas Assn of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce “Women of Distinction Award” (2013)
  • SER Jobs for Progress “2013 Community Leader Award”
  • TWEF “2013 Leadership Award”
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas “2012 Latina Trailblazer Award”
  • Children’s Assessment Center of Houston, “Special Recognition for Devotion to Children” (2012)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association “Las Primeras of Texas” Recognition (2011)
  • LULAC Council 402 Latina Woman of the Year Award (2011)
  • Latino Leaders Magazine “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders” (2010) (2011)
  • Hispanic Business Magazine “100 Influentials in Government” (2010)
  • Houston Woman Magazine “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women” (2010)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association “Latina Judge of the Year Award” (2009)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation “Judge of the Year Award” (2009)
  • Hispanic Women in Leadership “100 Outstanding Women in Leadership Award” (2009)
  • Houston Independent School District “Distinguished Alumnus” Award 2009
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association “Pathfinder Award” 2010
  • Houston Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Committee Service (2006, 2008)
  • Texas Executive Women – “Women on the Move®” Award (2006)
  • P.O.L.I.C.E., INC. “Appellate Justice of the Year” (2003)
  • Houston Police Officers Union “Appellate Justice of the Year” (2002)
  • Houston Bar Association, “Distinguished Faculty Recognition”, Continuing Legal Education (2000-2005, 2007)

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certifications

Board Certifications

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

814 of 5,485 (14.8%)

3,605 of 5,485 (65.7%)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Key Endorsements
  • Texas Civil Justice League PAC
  • Texans For Lawsuit Reform PAC
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Christian Attorneys for Texans PAC
  • Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (C.O.P.S.)
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Empower Texans
  • Hispanic Republicans of Texas
  • HOSPAC – Texas Hospital Association
  • Houston Police Officers’ Unio
  • Houston Realty Business Coalition
  • LIFE PAC
  • Manufacturers PAC of Texas
  • Texas Alliance for Life PAC
  • Texas Association of Business PAC
  • Texas Conservative Review
  • Texas Home School Coalition Association
  • Texas Medical Association PAC
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Texas Patriots PAC
  • Texas Republican Assembly
  • Young Conservatives of Texas
  • 10 former Texas Supreme Court Justices
    • Scott Brister, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Barbara Culver Clack, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Craig Enoch, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Alberto Gonzales, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Raul Gonzalez, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Deborah Hankinson, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
    • David Medina, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Harriet O’Neill, Supreme Court of Texas
    • Tom Phillips, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Judicial Philosophy

Justice Guzman strictly adheres to the conservative judicial philosophy, which is marked by the belief that judges should interpret the law as it is written and leave policy-making decisions to the executive and legislative branches of government.

INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON

  Preliminary data is gathered from public sources and has not yet been finally approved by the candidate.

  Preliminary data is gathered from public sources and has not yet been finally approved by the candidate.

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