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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




James T. (Jim) Worthen*
(Republican)







Chief Justice, Twelfth Court of Appeals
Since 2003

Justice on this court since 1999


B.S. [degree unknown]
University of Texas at Tyler
1978

M.A. [degree unknown]
University of Texas at Tyler
1999

L.L.M., [Master of Laws]
University of Virginia
2004


South Texas College of Law
1980


1981


Chief Justice, Twelfth Court of Appeals
Since 2003

Justice on this court since 1999





  • 1986-1999: Attorney: Bain, Files, Worthen and Jarrett, P.C.
  • 1980-86: Attorney, Sammons and Parker

Consumer Bankruptcy Law (1986)


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



    2014 Texas General Election
    Chief Justice, 12th Court of Appeals
    Unopposed

    2008 Texas General Election
    Chief Justice, 12th Court of Appeals
    Unopposed

    2000 Texas General Election
    Justice, 12th Court of Appeals
    Unopposed

    1998 Texas General Election
    Justice, 12th Court of Appeals
    Unopposed










      • 2005-06: Chairman, Council of Chief Justices
      • 1985-2001: Bar Journal Committee, State Bar of Texas
      • Charter Fellow, Smith County Bar Foundation
      • Law Library Committee, Smith County Bar Association since 1982

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      25 April 2019

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