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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 6

Current Judge Michael Keasler*, age-related mandatory retirement




Michael R. Snipes
(Democrat)




Douglas H. Schopmeyer
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Mike Snipes For Justice Campaign
101 South Brookside Drive, #2107
Dallas, Texas 75214
469-371-3063
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Judge
Dallas County Veterans Court
2010-present


Attorney
Douglas H. Schopmeyer



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

United States Military Academy
1976


B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas
2016



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Texas
1984


Whittier College
School of Law [California]
1990



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1984


1991



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

  • 2018–present, Visiting Judge, First Administrative Judicial Region
  • 2007–14: Judge, Dallas County Criminal District Court #7


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2017–18: First Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County
  • 2017: Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas Law School
  • 2008–09: Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2004–06: Attorney, private practice [criminal & civil litigation]
  • 2004: Political advisor, General John Batiste, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army
  • 1991-2004: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • 1990–2003: Team Director & Commander, 1st Legal Support Organization, U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1990-91: Civil Litigation Attorney, Strasburger & Price
  • 1988–90: Legal Advisor, General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army
  • 1988: Chief of Military Justice, 7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
  • 1986–87: Army prosecutor, 7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
  • 1986: Chief Defense Counsel, Multinational Forces Middle East, U.S. Army
  • 1984-86: Trial Defense Counsel, U.S. Army





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COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Barefoot Sanders Prosecutor of the Year, Greater Dallas Crimes Commission, 2003
  • Chief Postal Inspector’s Special Award, 1995, 2001
  • Prosecutor of the Year Award, International Association of Financial Crimes, 1999, 2002
  • U.S. Army Commendation medal (5)
  • U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal (3)
  • U.S. Army Legion of Merit





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2010 Texas General Election
Criminal District Judge, Dallas County Number 7
100%; unopposed

2006 Texas General Election
Criminal District Judge, Dallas County Number 7
53.85% v. Livia Liu (R)






MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








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      OTHER INFORMATION

      • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve
      • Graduate, U.S. Army War College




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        9/5/2019


        11/26/19


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