8th Court of Appeals, Place 2

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Lisa Soto (D - El Paso)
Jeff Alley (R-El Paso)

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Campaign Mailing AddressP.O. Box 220796, El Paso, Texas 79913
Campaign Phone
Campaign Websitealleyforjustice.com
Social Media Linksfacebook
Current OccupationContract attorney, Texas 8th Court of AppealsJustice, 8th Court of Appeals
JD School & YearUniversity of Texas School of Law, 1997Texas Tech University
Other EducationBachelor of Arts in Public Policy with Honors, 1994
Stanford University
B.A. Economics, Texas Tech, 1982
Years of Texas Residency50 years
Year of State Bar Licensure19971985
Legal Experience - NonjudicialIntern for the Honorable Raul A. Gonzalez of the Texas Supreme Court
contract attorney, 8th Court of Appeals
29 years private practice split between Scott & Hulse, and Windle Hood (both El Paso firms)
Staff Attorney - Chief Justice Ann McClure
5 years
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial Experience
Other Judicial Experience
Board CertificationsCivil Appellate Law
Courts AdmittedNinth Circuit Court of AppealsUnited States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas
United States District Court for New Mexico
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
all Texas and New Mexico state courts
Honors and AwardsAlumna, American Inns of Court
Fellow, State Bar of Texas
former Chair, Diversity in the Profession, State Bar of Texas
Inductee, American Board of Trial Advocates
Prior ElectionsLost to Hon. Yvonne Rodriguez for Place One on the 8th Court of Appeals in 2020
Most Recent Bar PollsState Bar (Feb '22)
State Bar (Feb '22)

Most votes in El Paso Bar Association Poll
Key Endorsements (Max 5)Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND
Texas Alliance for Life
Texas Civil Justice League PAC
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)My philosophy is built around the importance of the rule of law.  Citizens and businesses have rules that they are required to follow.  Lawyers have rules in the conduct of their occupation, and judges have rules in the discharge of their duties.  We either enforce those rules as written, or our system will quickly devolve into a regime of situational justice. Of course, we strive to make those rules straightforward, understandable, and contemplative of the situations they are intended to govern.  If a rule meets those goals, it should be enforced as written.  If the rule fails those goals, we are required to apply common sense to reach a just outcome.
MiscProfessor of Practice at UTEP Center of Law
Date Submitted by CandidateData gathered from public sources and/or previous profiles.10/5/22


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