401st District Court, Collin County, General Jurisdiction

Republican Primary Race in March, with possible runoff, and the final winner will take the seat in January
No General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanNotes/Other

Shayla Smith
(R-Plano)

Joel Petrazio
(R-Plano)

Kim Laseter
(R-Prosper)

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

Bar Card Number240723500079444724060135
Campaign Mailing Address
Campaign ContactShayla4Judge@gmail.com(972) 965-1016
Campaign Websiteshayla4judge.comjoelpetrazio.comlaseterforjudge.com
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Current OccupationSenior Attorney
Diana Brooks Law PLLC
Owner
Joel Petrazio Firm
Owner
Laseter Law Firm, PLLC
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearUniversity of Missouri
2009
Oklahoma City University
1995
Texas Tech University
2007
Other EducationUniversity of Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism
2005
Texas A&M, Political Science
1991
Baylor University
Year of State Bar Licensure2010
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial

Assistant District Attorney
2018-2021

Solo Practitioner, Marshall Smith Legal Services
2012-2018

Assistant Attorney General
2010-2012

Petrazio Law Firm
since 1995
Collin County District Attorney's Office
Chief Felony Prosecutor (later chief of Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Misdemeanor Trial)
since 2016

Denton County District Attorney's Office
Child Abuse Prosecution Unit
2008-2015
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial Experience
Other Judicial Experience
Board Certifications
Courts AdmittedTexas Eastern District Court
Texas Northern District Court
Honors and Awards
Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls
Key Endorsements (Max 5)

•Greg Willis, Collin County District Attorney

•Toby Shook, Former Chief of Felony Trial Division, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)
Misc

Member, Golden Corridor Republican Women
served on the executive board for several years and is the current Chaplain

Member, Collin County Bar Association

Member, Collin County Women Lawyer’s Association 

Board member of Celina Education Foundation
Special Commissioner for Collin County Condemnation Hearings
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