3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4

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Rosa Theofanis (D-Austin)
Lesli Fitzpatrick
(R) – Austin

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Campaign Mailing AddressP.O. Box 5901 Austin, Texas 78763Lesli For Justice
P.O. Box 170383
Austin, TX
Campaign Phone
(737) 230-3022
Campaign Websitewww.RosaforJustice.comwww.lesliforjustice.com
Social Media Links
Current OccupationAttorneyAttorney
Years of Texas Residency11
JD School & YearUniversity of Texas, J.D., 2002South Texas College of Law - Houston
Other EducationBrown University, B.A., 1997Master of Arts, Sociology
Baylor University

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
UT Permian Basin
Year of State Bar Licensure2002
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial

19 Years total
Assistant District Attorney - Travis County Appellate Division
Non-profit, civil legal services - Washington, D.C.
Assistant County Attorney - Travis County

Jury Trial Experience20+
Appellate Judicial Experience
Other Judicial Experience
Board Certifications
Courts Admitted

US District Court for the Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Honors and AwardsEndowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, University of Texas School of Law
Prior Elections


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State Bar (Feb '22)
Key Endorsements (Max 5)Austin Chronicle
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)

An unbiased and independent judiciary is essential to our democracy. All are entitled to fair hearing and due process in the courts of appeals.

Misc-Interned in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague
-Adjunct professor, teaching a course on legal writing at the University of Texas School of Law for three years
-Presented at professional conferences, including the Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals

Rosa, her husband, and their two children live in Austin, Texas. She enjoys running, reading and exploring the Hill Country with her family.

Date Submitted by Candidate2/11/22

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