2024 – 13th Court of Appeals, Place 5

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Gina Benavides* (D-city)
Gina Benavides | Texas 13th Court of Appeals, Place 5
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Texas Bar Card Number02112210
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Current OccupationJustice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 5
Since 2007
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearUniversity of Houston Law Center
Other EducationB.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Year of State Bar Licensure1988
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial
  • Litigator: Gonzalez & Associates, P.C.; McAllen (2000-07)
    • Litigator (as plaintiffs' lawyer) representing individuals and families
    • Began an appellate practice
  • Adams & Graham Law Firm; Harlingen (1988-2000)
    • Tried more than 30 cases throughout the state of Texas
    • Concentrations: toxic tort, products liability, commercial litigation, and personal injury
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Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 5
Since 2007

*Has authored more than 900 opinions on issues involving civil and criminal matters
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  • Latina Judge of the Year, National Hispanic Bar Association (2007)
  • Judge of the Year, Hispanic Issues Section, Texas State Bar (2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2004)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly (2003)
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