Governor Abbott Appoints Van Cleef To Sixth Court Of Appeals

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed L. Charles van Cleef to the Sixth Court of Appeals, Place 3, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.   Charles van Cleef of Longview is an attorney and has 30 years of experience in state and federal courts, including both trial and appellate law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit Court, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Additionally, he is a former member of the Gregg County Bail Bond Board and the Tyler Planning and Zoning Committee. Van Cleef received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of...

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 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 Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Geoffrey Puryear to the 460th Judicial District Court in Travis County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Geoffrey Puryear of Austin is an assistant district attorney for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, and previously served as an…

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today

The Texas Supreme Court’s newest justice, Jane Bland, will be sworn in by Gov. Greg Abbott at 3 p.m. today in a ceremony that will include former Justice Jeff Brown’s oath to become a new U.S. District Court judge in Galveston. Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht will administer Judge Brown’s oath. Gov. Abbott nominated Justice Bland, who…

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jaime Tijerina to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or udeputyntil his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Jaime Tijerina of McAllen is judge of the 464th Judicial District Court, and is the former judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court and…

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