Governor Abbott Appoints Field To 480th District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Scott K. Field to the 480th Judicial District Court in Williamson County, effective October 1, 2022, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2024, or until his successor is duly elected and qualified. Scott K. Field of Liberty Hill is a Partner at Butler Snow, LLP. Previously, he served as a Justice of the Third Court of Appeals, a Managing Partner of the Field Law Firm, PLLC and York, Keller & Field, LLP, an Attorney at Baker Botts LLP, and a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Williamson County Bar Association, Austin Bar Association, Williamson County Inn of Court, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Federalist Society, and the Austin Christian Legal Society. Additionally, he is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Austin Bar Foundation and a Chair on the Board of Directors of the Texas Aggie Bar Association. He is a Mentor for the University of Texas School of Law Mentoring Program and a member of Austin Baptist Church. Field received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of 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 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...

Governor Abbott Appoints Hilburn to 361st Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David Hilburn as Judge of the 361st Judicial District Court in Brazos County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. David Hilburn of College Station is an attorney in private practice and has over 20 years of experience in practicing law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Aggie Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member and previously served as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Brazos County Bar Association. He is a board member and former President of the Children’s Museum of Brazos Valley and member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Hilburn received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of...

Governor Abbott Appoints Doty to 455th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cleve Doty as Judge of the 455th Judicial District Court in Travis County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Cleve Doty of Austin is an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General. Previously, he served as counsel for the First Liberty Institute and as an Associate for Baker Botts, LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Federalist Society. He is Chairman of the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS) Advisory Board, former Chairman of the TAMS Alumni Association, and former member of the TAMS Selection Committee. Additionally, he is a member of Southwest Bible Church and a former board member of the Plano Citizens’ Coalition. Doty received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of...

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