Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Judicial Compensation Commission

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Judicial Compensation Commission

Source: http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/22656 Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro “Alex” Cestero and Scott Salmans and reappointed Bill Strawn to the Judicial Compensation Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2021. Strawn will continue serving as chair. The commission recommends the proper salaries to be paid by the state for all justices and judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts Of Appeals, and state district courts. Alejandro “Alex” Cestero of Houston is senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Frank’s International N.V. He is a board member of the Texas Lyceum, board member and president of The General Counsel Forum – Houston Chapter and an advisory board member and executive committee member of the Institute for Energy Law. Additionally, he is a corporate member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, member and past chairman of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel America, International Association of Drilling Contractors and the International, American and Houston Bar Associations. Cestero received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish/Latin American Studies and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. Scott Salmans of McGregor is owner and CEO of WRS Group Ltd. He is a member and forum officer of the Young Presidents Organization and a member of the Waco Industrial Foundation Board, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board and the Waco Business League. Additionally, he is former president of the Baylor Waco Foundation and a member and former board member of the Greater Waco...
Governor Abbott Appoints Phil Grant to 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Phil Grant to 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Phil Grant is first assistant district attorney for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and is the supervisor for the Public Integrity Unit and Major Crimes and Police Integrity Response teams. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Guardianship Certification Board and the Montgomery County Bar Association. Additionally, he is a board member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club, past president and past board member of Children’s Safe Harbor and past president of the Houston Athletic Association for the Disabled. Grant received a Bachelor of Arts in business and economics from the Virginia Military Institute and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law. Source:...
Governor Abbott Appoints Tidwell to 6th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Tidwell to 6th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wes Tidwell of Paris as judge of the 6th Judicial District Court in Lamar and Red River Counties for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Wes Tidwell is managing partner of Ellis & Tidwell, LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation and the Northeast Texas Bar Association and member and past president of the Lamar County Bar Association. Additionally, he is a board member of the Red River Valley Boys and Girls Club and a youth baseball coach for the Paris Breakfast Optimist. Tidwell received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa School of Law. April 7,...
Governor Abbott Appoints Maginnis to 435th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Maginnis to 435th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patty Maginnis of Conroe as judge of the 435th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Patty Maginnis is a partner at Maginnis, Pullan & Young and previously served as an assistant district attorney for Montgomery County. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Montgomery County Bar Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is a board member of a parent teacher organization in the Conroe Independent School District. Maginnis received a Bachelor of Arts from Brenau Women’s College and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of...
Governor Abbott Appoints Larson Judge of 395th Judicial District

Governor Abbott Appoints Larson Judge of 395th Judicial District

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ryan Larson of Hutto as judge of the 395th Judicial District Court in Williamson County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Ryan Larson is the head administrative law judge at the Railroad Commission of Texas and previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of California, The Federalist Society, Williamson County Bar Association and the Austin Bar Association. Additionally, he is a Bible school teacher at Hyde Park Baptist Church (The Quarries Church), past president of the Lookout at Brushy Creek Homeowner Association and a past volunteer of the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Larson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law...

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