Governor Abbott Appoints Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

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 assistant district attorney for the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Travis County Bar Association, and the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Additionally, he is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Crime Victim’s Institute Advisory Council and a former member of the Williamson County Bar Association. He is also a church teardown lead for Crossroads Community Church. Puryear received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Texas State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published:  November 7, 2019 Want new articles directly to your inbox? Subscribe to our E-mail Notification...
Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Cermony 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. The ceremony in the Court’s Courtroom will be broadcast at this link. Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht will administer Judge Brown’s oath. Gov. Abbott nominated Justice Bland, who served on Houston’s First Court of Appeals and, before that, the Harris County District Court. She most recently was a partner with the Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston. President Trump nominated Judge Brown last year. The Senate approved his nomination in July. Brown served on the Texas Supreme Court from 2013. Source:  Texas Supreme Court News & Advisories Want new articles directly to your inbox?Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 5 + 5 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina To Thirteenth Court Of Appeals

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 until 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 former deputy city attorney for the City of Mission. He also served as the judge of the 92nd Judicial District Court and was the elected Kenedy County Attorney for 12 years. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves’ Judge Advocate General’s Corps and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the College of the State Bar, fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Prosecutor’s Society, and a former member and director of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Additionally, he is a board member of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Alumni Advisory Board and a former member of the Food Bank RGV Board of Directors. Tijerina received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas Pan American and a Juris Doctor degree from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshal School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published:  July 24, 2019 Want new articles directly to your inbox?Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 9 + 8 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brett Busby to the Supreme Court of Texas for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020. Busby’s appointment follows the retirement of Justice Phil Johnson.   “It is a distinct honor to appoint Brett Busby to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Brett’s respect for the Constitution and his understanding that judges say what the law is, not what they would like it to be, will serve the people of Texas well as he ascends to our highest court. I am grateful to Brett for his dedication to the Lone Star State and his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.” Brett Busby of Houston is a former Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, having served from June 2012 through December 2018, and previously was a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law, and a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court. He is board-certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a committee chair for the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, and a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee and the Federalist Society. He is a member and past chair of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges, a former member of the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and a former gubernatorial appointee to the Commission to Study...
Governor Abbott Appoints Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Stretcher To Eleventh Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Stretcher To Eleventh Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Stretcher To Eleventh Court Of Appeals Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keith Stretcher to the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Keith Stretcher of Midland is the former city attorney for the City of Midland, serving for 23 years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Midland County Bar Association, and a former member and president of the Texas City Attorneys Association. Additionally, he is the first vice chairman of the Midland Development Corporation, a Governmental Affairs Board member and former Executive Committee member for the Midland Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Midland Christian School Advisory Board. Stretcher received a Bachelor of Science from East Texas State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published: January 7, 2019 Want new articles directly to your inbox?Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 4 + 10 =...
Governor Abbott Appoints Geoffrey Puryear to 460th Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Neill To Tenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Neill To Tenth Court Of Appeals Governor Abbott Appoints Neill To Tenth Court Of Appeals Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Neill to the Tenth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. John Neill of Burleson is judge of the 18th Judicial District Court, serving over 20 years. He is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Johnson County Bar Association and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Additionally, he is a founder of CASA of Johnson County, an ordained Baptist Deacon, and was a youth sports coach for 13 years. Neill received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Source:  Office of Texas Governor Greg AbbottOriginally Published: January 7, 2019 Want new articles directly to your inbox?Subscribe to our Publishing Service. E-mail Address First Name Number 10 + 3 =...

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