11th Court of Appeals, Place 3

Court & PlaceRepublicanNotes/Other
W. Stacy Trotter*
(R) – Odessa

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Current OccupationJustice
Texas 11th Court of Appeals
Place 3
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearTexas Tech School of Law
1984
Other EducationB.A. cum laude
Texas Tech University
1981
Year of State Bar Licensure1984
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial
  • Attorney/Mediator, Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, 2011-2014
  • Attorney, Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, 1984-2004
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, Texas 11th Court of Appeals
2020-Present
Other Judicial Experience
  • State District Judge, 358th District Court of Ector County 2014-2020
  • State District Judge, 244th District Court of Ector County 2004-2011
  • Local Administrative Judge, Ector County District Courts 2006-2011 and 2015-2020
Board Certifications
Courts AdmittedAll Texas state courts
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
Honors and Awards
  • Rated AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019 (has maintained this rating since 1994)
  • Recipient, 2014 Heritage Foundation of Odessa Community Statesman Award (Law)
Prior Elections

2018 Texas General Election

District Judge, 358th Judicial District
100%; unpposed


2014 Texas General Election

District Judge, 358th Judicial District
100%, unopposed


2010 Texas General Election

District Judge, 244th Judicial District
100%, unopposed


2006 Texas General Election

District Judge, 244th Judicial District
100%, unopposed


2004 Texas General Election

District Judge, 244th Judicial District
59.66% vs. Mike Holmes

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  • Charter Member, West Texas Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates: Chapter President (2008-09; 2009-10);
  • National Board Representative (2013-15), Chapter Vice-President (2017-18; 2018-19)
  • Former Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Board Member 1995-97; 1997-99; 2003-04; 2012-13; 2013-14)
  • Former Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Prime Member 2011-14)
  • Former Member, lnternational Association of lnsurance Defense Counsel (1992-2004)
  • Former Member, Defense Research lnstitute (DRl) (1988-2004, 2011-14)
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