2024 – 5th Court of Appeals, Place 11

Democratic Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceDemocratDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other

Cory Carlyle*
(D-Dallas)

Kim Cooks
(D-Dallas)

Gino Rossini
(R-Dallas)

Candidate (L)
Candidate (G)
Candidate (I)

Texas Bar Card Number240503812403639424007953
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Current OccupationJustice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 11
since 2019
Family District Court Judge, Dallas County
2015-present
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
Years of Texas Residencynative
JD School & YearUniversity of Houston
2005
Texas Southern University
2002
University of Texas
with honors
1998
Other EducationB.A., Government & History
University of Texas at Austin
2001
University of Texas at Arlington
B.S. Biology, minor in Business Managment
Georgetown University
B.S. Foreign Service
1992
Year of State Bar Licensure2005
(also licensed in Dist. of Columbia)
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial
Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Office of Cory L. Carlyle [has written 56 appellate briefs] (2010-2018)
Assistant Attorney General, Office of the AG for the District of Columbia (2009-2010)
Appellate Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney's Office [wrote 50 appellate briefs]
Department of Veterans Affairs
Private Practice, Law Office of Kim A. Cooks, PLLC
2002-2014
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge George P. Kazen
1998-1999
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial Experience5th Court of Appeals, Place 11
2019-present

written over 300 opinions, and has participated in over a thousand matters
Other Judicial ExperienceFamily District Court Judge, Dallas County
2015-present
Board CertificationsCivil Appellate Law
Courts AdmittedU.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims
District of Columbia Dist. Court
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Texas Eastern District Court
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Western District Court
Honors and Awards
Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 Poll - 407 44%2024 Poll - 283 30%2024 Poll - 239 26%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)Apply the facts to the law as it is written.
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