13th Court of Appeals, Place 3

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Leticia Hinojosa*
(D) – Edinburg

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Current OccupationJustice, Place 3
13th Court of Appeals
2016 – Present
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearUniversity of Texas Law School
1981
Other EducationB.A. in Government (magna cum laude)
The University of Texas at Austin
1978
Year of State Bar Licensure1981
Legal Experience - NonjudicialLitigation Attorney
Law Office of Leticia Hinojosa, Various other firms
1983 – 1989, 1994 – 1996, 2004 – 2016

Public Interest Litigator
Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship>
1981 – 1983

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Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, Place 3
13th Court of Appeals
2016 – Present
Other Judicial ExperienceDistrict Judge
139th State District Court
1996 – 2004

Judge
Hidalgo County Court at Law #4
1989 – 1994

Board Certifications
Courts AdmittedAll Texas State Courts
Honors and Awards
  • First woman elected Judge in South Texas
  • Third Hispanic woman elected Judge in Texas
  • Awarded the “Back to the People” Award by Governor Ann Richards
Prior Elections

2016 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
Win, 56.43% to 43.57% vs incumbent Greg Perkes

2016 Texas Democratic Primary
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
Win, 72.09% to 27.91%

2000 Texas General Election
District Judge, 139th Judicial District
Win, 100% Unopposed

1996 Texas General Election
District Judge, 139th Judicial District
Win, 63.75% to 36.25%

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