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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 7

 

Other candidates for this office: Dominic J. Merino (D)




Walter "Wally" Kronzer
(Democrat)




Lennon C. Wright
(Democrat)




Velda Renita "V.R." Faulkner
(Democrat)




Cheri Thomas
(Democrat)




Tamika Craft
(Democrat)




Ken Wise*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Wally Kronzer for Justice
P.O. Box 273173
Houston, Texas 77277








Cherí Thomas
for Justice Campaign
14027 Memorial Drive
#392
Houston, Texas 77079
832-851-0500
Email


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Justice Ken Wise Campaign
P.O. Box 684281
Austin, Texas 78768
512-330-4146



CURRENT OCCUPATION

President
Walter James Kronzer, III P.C.


Attorney/Owner
Law Office of Lennon C. Wright
1984-present


Principal Attorney
Law Office of Velda R. Faulkner
1989-present


Attorney
Lewis Thomas Law P.C.
Since 2019


Attorney


Justice
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 7
2013-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Psychology
University of Houston
1985



B.A., English
University of Texas
1973


B.A., Poliitcal Science & Government
Hampton University [Virginia]
1984


B.A., Plan II, Philosophy
University of Texas at Austin
2001


Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice- University of Houston


B.S., Finance
Texas A&M University
Mays School of Business
1991



JURIS DOCTOR

South Texas
College of Law
1987


University of Houston
Law Center
magna cum laude
1977


Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law
1988


University of Texas
School of Law
with honors
2004


South Texas College of Law, July 2003


University of Houston Law Center
1994



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1988


1978


1989


2004


2003


1994



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE
















Justice
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 7
2013-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER













  • Administrative Judge for the Texas Education Agency since 2013


  • 2011-13: Judge, 334th District Court
  • 2002-08: Judge, 152nd District Court



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 1997-present: President, Walter James Kronzer, III, P.C.

  • 1984-present: Attorney/Owner, Law Office of Lennon C. Wright


  • 1989-present: Principal Attorney, Law Office of Velda R. Faulkner


  • 2019-present: Attorney, Lewis Thomas Law PC
  • 2017-19: Staff Attorney, 14th Court of Appeals
  • 2009-17: Principal, Associate; Stuart P.C.
  • 2005-09: Associate, Baker Botts LLP
  • 2004-05: Law Clerk, U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas

  • I have been a licensed attorney since November 2003. I have practiced in every area that I will address on the 14th Court of Appeals, including but not limited to, civil law, criminal law, education law, family law, labor and employment law and probate law.
    I am also a licensed mediator and arbitrator and have conducted hundreds of mediations and arbitrations since 2003.


  • 2009-11: Partner; Fridge, Resendez & Wise LLC
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Civil Appellate Law


Personal Injury Law
Since 1982















COURTS ADMITTED TO

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas


  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas


  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas

  • All Texas state and federal courts
  • 1st, 13th, and 14th Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • All Texas State courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS


    • AV-Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell










            PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

            2010 Texas General Election
            Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
            Place 5 - Unexp. Term
            40.70% v. Martha Hill Jamison (R)













            2014 Texas General Election
            Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
            Place 7
            58.24% v. Gordon Goodman

            2012 Texas General Election
            Judge, 334th Judicial District
            50.32% v. Donna Roth (D)

            2008 Texas General Election
            Judge, 152nd Judicial District
            48.90% v. Robert Schaffer (D)

            2004 Texas General Election
            Judge, 152nd Judicial District
            Unopposed

            2002 Texas General Election
            Judge, 152nd Judicial District
            Unexpired Term
            53.67% v. Diane Feiler (D)



            MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS




















            KEY ENDORSEMENTS












                        JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY














                                    OTHER INFORMATION

                                    • Rotarian, Rotary Club of West University Place





                                        • Clerked for Hon. Jorge Solis, U.S. DIst. Court for the Northern Dist. of Texas
                                        • [former] Board & Chair, Center for Success and Independence, an adolescent residential and outpatient treatment center
                                        • [former] CASA volunteer (guardian ad litem) for Child Advocates, Inc.



                                          • Director, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
                                          • Advisory Director, Former Texas Ranger Foundation


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