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2020
Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 6




Nereida Lopez-Singleterry
(Democrat)




Greg Perkes*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Judge Nereida Lopez-Singleterry Campaign
2112 W. University, Suite 1211
Edinburg, Texas 78539
(956) 867-1313
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Elect Greg Perkes Campaign
P.O. Box 1244
Corpus Christi, Texas 7840
(361) 813-8003
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Assoc. Judge, Title IV-D Court 1
Hidalgo, Starr & Jim Hogg Counties
2017-present


Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 6
Since 2019

Previously a justice on this court (Place 3)
2011-2016







UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Texas Pan American
[unknown date]


B.A., Zoology
University of Texas
1983






JURIS DOCTOR

Michigan State University
2008


St.Mary’s School of Law
1987

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
Sr. Assoc. Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal







YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2009


1987






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 6
Since 2019

Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 3
2011-2016






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Assoc. Judge, Title IV-D Court 1
Hidalgo, Starr & Jim Hogg Counties
2017-present

Cases the Texas Attorney General’s Office provides regarding Title IV, Federal Social Security Act









LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2007-present: Attorney, Nereida Lopez Attorney-at-Law
  • [unknown dates]: Hidalgo County Public Defender's Office
  • [unknown dates] Texas Rio Grande Valley Legal Aid Private Involvement Project

  • 2017-19: Principal Attorney & Owner, Perkes Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2002-10: Principal Attorney & Owner, Perkes Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2001-02: Of Counsel; Donnell, Abernethy & Kieschnick, P.C. (fka Meredith, Donnell & Abernethy)
  • 1990-2000: Associate Attorney; Cohn, Casstevens & Bircher, P.C. (fka Wood & Burney)
  • 20+ years experience in private practice focusing on civil appellate law, litigation, and commercial transactions
  • Briefing Attorney; Senior Associate Justice Norman Utter, Thirteenth Court of Appeals



    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




    Civil Appellate Law
    1995






    COURTS ADMITTED TO

    • All Texas state courts

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



      HONORS & AWARDS


        • Consistent AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell
        • SBA/SBDC Small Business Champion Award
        • Judge Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award
        • Cameron County Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award
        • Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow
        • American Jurisprudence Award, Contract Law (tie); St. Mary's University
        • American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Right Ligitation; St. Mary's University
        • Who's Who in American Law Schools



          PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



          2018 Texas General Election
          Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
          Place 2
          46.44% v. Nora Longoria

          2016 Texas General Election
          Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
          Place 3
          43.57% v. Leticia Hinojosa

          2010 Texas General Election
          Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
          Place 3
          50.80% v. Linda Yañez






          MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











          KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                OTHER INFORMATION

                • [dates unknown] Former teacher

                • Eagle Scout
                • 2017: Mediation Certificate, Mediators of Texas
                • Certificate: New York University School of Law, Dwight D. Opperman Institute, Appellate Judges Program, New Judges Series
                • Certificate (with honor & distinction): Texas Center for the Judiciary, College for New Judges, Judicial Studies
                • Appellate Council, State Bar of Texas
                • Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
                • Board, Corpus Christi, Cameron County, and Hidalgo County (formerly) Bar Associations
                • Board, Texas Center for Judiciary
                • Legislative Committee, State Bar of Texas Judicial Section
                • Co-Editor, Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Report [former]
                • Graduate, Leadership Corpus Christi Graduate
                • Board, Corpus Christi and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
                • Board & Sergeant at Arms, Corpus Christi Rotary Club Board of Directors; District Lieutenant Governor
                • Boy Scouts of America



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                  Last Updated:

                  20 May 2019


                  25 April 2019





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