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2020
Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




Jane Robinson
(Democrat)




Kem T. Frost*
(Republican)




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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Partner; Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing
2007-present


Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Since 1999

Chief Justice since 2013






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

A.B. Anthropology
Dartmouth College
1995


B.B.A., International Business
University of Texas at Austin
1980

B.A. Government
University of Texas at Austin
1980

L.L.M., Master of Laws
Duke University School of Law
2014






JURIS DOCTOR

Duke University School of Law
1998


Texas Tech University
1983






YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2008


1983






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Since 1999

Chief Justice since 2013







JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER











LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2007-present: Partner; Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing
  • 2006-07: Risk Management, Baker Botts LLP
  • 2003-05: Associate Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • 1999-2003: Associate Attorney, Smith Anderson
  • 1998-99: Associate Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • 1987-99: Shareholder, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., Houston, Texas (shareholder 1991)
  • 1983-87: Associate, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon (now Locke Lord, L.L.P.), Houston, Texas



    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    Civil Appellate Law









    COURTS ADMITTED TO

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. Dist. Court, EasternDistrict of Michigan
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of North Carolina
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of Texas

    • 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
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas



      HONORS & AWARDS


        • Mission Ally Honoree, Houston Lawyers Association (2016)
        • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Texas Tech University School of Law (2015)
        • Merrill Hartman Pro Bono Judge Award, State Bar of Texas (2014)
        • “Modern Trailblazer” by Association of Women Attorneys; Premier Women in Law Honoree (2014)
        • President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Houston Bar Association (2010, 11)
        • “Appellate Judge of the Year,” Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (2010)
        • “Judge of the Year,” Peace Officers Looking Into Courthouse Excellence (P.O.L.I.C.E., Inc.) (2007)
        • Presidential Commendation for “Individual Leadership in Improving Justice in Texas,” State Bar of Texas (2007)
        • “Outstanding Service Given to Our School and Community,” Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University (2003)
        • Featured in “Local Heroes,” The Houston Lawyer Magazine (May/June 2010)
        • Featured in “A Profile in Professionalism,” The Houston Lawyer Magazine (September/October 2010)



          PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



          2014 Texas General Election
          Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
          57.64% v. Kyle Carter (D)

          2008 Texas General Election
          Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
          Place 7
          50.65% v. Martin Siegel (D)

          2002 Texas General Election
          Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District
          54.07% v. Denise Crawford (D)

          2000 Texas General Election
          Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
          Place 6 - Unexpired Term
          Unopposed






          MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











          KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                OTHER INFORMATION

                • Co-author, O’Connor’s Texas Rules * Civil Trials

                • Board of Trustees, Texas Center for Legal Ethics
                • Board of Trustees, Texas Tech Law School Foundation
                • Executive Committee, Garland R. Walker Inn of the American Inns of Court
                • Board of Trustees, Scribes-The American Society of Legal Writers
                • Elected Member, The American Law Institute
                • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
                • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
                • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
                • Judicial Member, American Inns of Court- Garland R. Walker Inn
                • Sustaining Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
                • Member, Scribes-The American Society of Legal Writers
                • Association of Women Attorneys
                • American Judges Association



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                  Last Updated:

                  9 May 2019


                  29 April 2019





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