1ST COURT OF APPEALS

Place 4 (Based in Houston)

There are no Other Official Candidates for this Office

April Farris*
(R) – Houston

 

PARTY AFFILIATION

 

Democrat

Republican

 

CURRENT OCCUPATION

 


Justice, Place 4
1ST Court of Appeals

2021-Present

 

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

 

B.A. Integrated Marketing Communications
summa cum laude
Abilene Christian University
2006
*Awards: Presidential Scholar, Centennial Scholar, Board of Trustees Award

 

JURIS DOCTOR

 

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Harvard Law School
2009

*Awards: Food & Drug Law Institute, H. Thomas Austern Award–First Place Short Paper Writing Competition

 

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

 

2009

 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

 

  • Justice, Place 4, Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas
    2021-Present

 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

 

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

 

  • Appellate Partner, Yetter Coleman L.L.P. (2018-2021)
  • Assistant Solicitor General, to the Texas Attorney General (2014-2015)
  • Associate, Yetter Coleman L.L.P. (2010-2014)
  • Clerk to the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2009-2010)

 

COURTS ADMITTED TO

 

  • All Texas Courts

 

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

 

 

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

 

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

 

 

 

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

 

 

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

 

 

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

 

Judicial Philosophy

 

INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON

 

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