2024 – Supreme Court, Place 4

Republican Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceRepublicanDemocratNotes/Other

Justice John Devine* 

Christine Weems 

Mathew Sercely (L)

Texas Bar Card Number0000000424028099
Campaign Mailing AddressJudge John Devine Campaign
1 E Greenway Plaza Ste 225
Houston, TX 77046
Christine Weems Campaign
1300 McGowen Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Campaign Contact
Campaign Websitejusticedevinetx.comweemsforjudge.com
Social Media Linksfacebooktwitter
Current OccupationTexas Supreme Court Justice, Place 4
Judge, 281st District Court
Years of Texas Residency1980-present1983-2005, 2010-present
JD School & YearSouth Texas College of Law
South Texas College of Law
Other EducationB.S., Business Administration & Marketing
Ball State University
University of Texas - Austin
Year of State Bar Licensure1987 Texas
Also licensed in District of Columbia
Texas 2000
California 2003
Legal Experience - NonjudicialAntitrust Law
5 years
Personal Injury Law
19 years
Jury Trial Experience350 jury trials80 jury trials as judge
Appellate Judicial Experience

2013 to present
Texas Supreme Court

Other Judicial ExperienceSpecial Judge to the Harris County Justice of the Peace courts (2003-2011)

District Judge, 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County (1995-2002)

 500+ bench trials
Board CertificationsPersonal Injury
Civil Trial Law
Courts AdmittedUS Tax Court
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
US Supreme Court
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Texas Courts
California Courts
Honors and Awards“Texas Size Hero”by
Focus on the Family

2023, Outstanding Mentor award from the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas Order of the Barristers
2021, University of Houston Law Center Honorary Alum Award

Prior Elections2024 Primary
50.44 v Brian Walker

2020 General Election
54% against 1 opponent

2012 General Election
75% against 2 opponents

2012 Primary Runoff
54% against incumbent
2018 General Election
55% against 1 opponent

2018 D Primary
62% against 1 opponent
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 Bar Poll
1,808 votes
2024 Bar Poll
2,692 votes
2023 Judicial Evaluation Poll
2024 Bar Poll
451 votes
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)
MiscDistrict of Columbia Bar Association

Board of Civil District Judge Mass Torts Committee

Board of Civil District Judges

Harris County Juvenile Justice Charter School Board

Harris County Juvenile Board

Former adjunct faculty
St. John's University School of Law

Director, National Mock Trial Program
Adjunct Professor
University of Houston Law Center

Date Submitted by CandidateGathered from public sources.Gathered from public sources.

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