2024 – Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1

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Sharon Keller* (R-Austin)
Sharon Keller | Presiding Judge | Texas Fourt Court of Appeals

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Texas Bar Card Number00000010
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Current OccupationPresiding Judge
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

*Judge on this court since 1994
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearSouthern Methodist Univ. School of Law
Other EducationB.A., Philosophy
Rice University
Year of State Bar Licensure1978
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial
  • Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Section, District Attorneys Office, Dallas County (1987-1994)
  • Executive Board, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Chairman, Texas Indigent Defense Commission
  • Board, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Judicial Advisory Council to the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Vice-chair, Texas Judicial Council
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Appellate Judicial Experience
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge
Since 1994

- Elected Presiding Judge 2000, 2006
- First woman to serve on the Court of Criminal Appeals
Other Judicial Experience
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Courts Admitted
Honors and Awards
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service, SMU Dedman School of Law (2003)
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