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2020
Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




Candidate
(Democrat)




James T. (Jim) Worthen*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



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CURRENT OCCUPATION




Chief Justice, Twelfth Court of Appeals
Since 2003

Justice on this court since 1999






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR





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






JURIS DOCTOR




South Texas College of Law
1980






YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




1981






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Chief Justice, Twelfth Court of Appeals
Since 2003

Justice on this court since 1999






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER











LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL


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



      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




      Consumer Bankruptcy Law (1986)






      COURTS ADMITTED TO


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



          HONORS & AWARDS






                PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



                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






                MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











                KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                      OTHER INFORMATION


                        • 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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                          Last Updated:




                          25 April 2019





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