2024 – Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1

Republican Primary Race in March
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David Schenck

Holly Taylor

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

Texas Bar Card Number1773687000794721
Campaign Mailing AddressSchenk For Texas Campaign
1717 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Holly For Judge Campaign
1101 West 34th Street No. 119
Austin, Texas 78705
Campaign Contactschenckfortexas.com/contacthollytforjudge@gmail.com
Campaign WebsiteSchenkfortexas.comhollytforjudge.com
Social Media Linkstwitter
Current OccupationAttorney
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Assistant District Attorney
Travis County District Attorney's Office
Years of Texas ResidencyNative Texan
JD School & YearBaylor School of Law

University of Texas
Other EducationB.A., Criminal Justice/Economics
State University of New York at Albany
Master's of Public Affairs, University of Texas
B.A., Rice University
Year of State Bar Licensure1995
Legal Experience - NonjudicialTexas Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel (2010-2012) Chief Legal Counsel to then Attorney General Greg Abbott with direct responsibility over six divisions of that office: Opinions Committee, Public Finance Division, Open Records Division, Grants Administration Division, General Counsel Division, and Legal Technical Support Division

Led the team defending the Legislature’s plans redistricting the State’s House, Senate and Congressional delegations

Previously served on the adjunct staff of the Southern Methodist University School of Law

Teaches Texas civil procedure at University of North Texas College of Law
Dykema Cox Smith, partner in charge of National Spec. Lit. Group (2012-15)

Jones Day, partner in charge of Dallas Issues & Appeals Group (2004-10)

Law Clerk for Hon. Henry A. Politz
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
5TH Circuit
25 years
Jury Trial Experience5 trials
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas
Other Judicial Experience
Board CertificationsCIvil Appellate LawCriminal Appellate Law
Courts AdmittedUS Supreme Court
US Court of International Trade
US Tax Court
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Columbia District Court
Texas Eastern District Court
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
Texas Western District Court
United States Supreme Court
Honors and AwardsTexas Bar President’s Award
Valedictorian Baylor Law School
Texas Monthly “Superlawyers” — Appellate
D Magazine Best Lawyers — Appellate
“AV” rated Martindale Hubbell
Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 - 1,538 27%2024 Bar Poll - 2,052 votes 35%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)

Austin Black Lawyers Association
Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
Texas Democrats with Disabilities

Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)Conservative, constructionist.  Judges should interpret the law as written, and not attempt to legislate from the bench.

I support an impartial and fair justice system
•free of bias or prejudice based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or any other unconstitutional ground;
•founded in the rule of law;
•respecting the constitutional rights of all accused persons; and treating all human beings with dignity

MiscAssistant Director in the Civil Rights Division of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Served in the Public Integrity Unit
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
Co-chaired the Austin Bar Association’s CLE Committee
Authored articles on diverse criminal justice topics including domestic violence and the juvenile justice system
Date Submitted by CandidateData from public sources2/12/24

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