Governor Abbott Appoints Levonius to 481st Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Crystal Edmonson Levonius as Judge of the 481st Judicial District Court in Denton County, effective January 1, 2022, for a term set to expire December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Crystal Edmonson Levonius of Flower Mound is an attorney and managing member of Crystal Levonius Law, PLLC and previously served as an assistant district attorney for the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, Denton County Bar Association, and the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a former member of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association and the Collin County Bar Association. She is a co-leader for the Little Flowers Christian Girls Club and a team manager for FC Legends United Soccer Club. She is the former Vice President of Ways and Means for the Wellington Elementary School PTA, former Director for Taking A Step Against Colon Cancer, and former volunteer for the Frisco ISD Mentor Program and Feed the Hunger. Levonius received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from New Mexico State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law...

Governor Abbott Appoints Caughey to Texas Judicial Council

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jennifer Caughey to the Texas Judicial Council for a term set to expire on June 30, 2027. The council studies the court system in Texas and looks for methods to improve while also investigating and reporting on matters referred to the council relating to the court system. Jennifer Caughey of Houston is a Partner, who chairs the Appellate Department, at Jackson Walker, LLP. She previously served as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals and was previously an attorney at Baker Botts, LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. She completed appellate clerkships at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is a member of the State Bars of Texas and New York and the Bar of the District of Columbia. Caughey received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law...

Governor Abbott Appoints Evan Young To The Supreme Court Of Texas

For Immediate Distribution | November 1, 2021 | (512) 463-1826 AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced his appointment of Evan Young, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to the Supreme Court of Texas. Young will replace Justice Eva Guzman on the bench, who resigned in June. “Evan Young is a proven legal scholar and public servant, making him an ideal pick for the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Evan’s extensive background in private practice and public service will be a fantastic addition to the bench, and I am confident that he will faithfully defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law for the people of Texas.” Evan Young of Austin is a partner at the firm of Baker Botts LLP. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and served as Counsel to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). During his time at the DOJ, he spent nearly a year on detail to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, where he helped lead the U.S. government’s rule of law effort. Young is a former chair of the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law. He has served as a member of the Texas Judicial Council since 2017. Young received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and from Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law...

Governor Abbott Appoints Antu to 482nd Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Maritza Antu as Judge of the 482nd Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Maritza Antu of Houston is Managing Partner of The Antu Law Firm, PLLC. Previously, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for over 10 years. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Houston Bar Association. Additionally, she is a former coach for the Moot Court Competition Team at the University of Houston Law Center. Antu received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law...

Governor Abbott Appoints Taylor to 48th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Christopher “Chris” Taylor as Judge of the 48th Judicial District Court in Tarrant County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Christopher “Chris” Taylor of Fort Worth is an Assistant District Attorney in the Civil Division in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member of the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Advisory Board, and the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. He volunteers as a board member of the Women’s Center of Tarrant County and the Alliance for Children. Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Texas and a Juris Doctor degree from the Texas Tech University School of...

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