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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice

Kem T. Frost* (R) not running for reelection




Jane Robinson
(Democrat)




Jim Evans
(Democrat)




Tracy Christopher
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

713-600-4916





Justice Tracy Elizabeth Christopher Campaign
P.O. Box 684281
Austin, Texas 78768



CURRENT OCCUPATION

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


Family Court Associate Judge
507th District Court
[Harris County]
2017-present


Justice
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 9
2010-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

A.B. Anthropology
Dartmouth College
magna cum laude
1995


B.A., Spanish & History
Houston Baptist University
1989

M.A., Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1992


B.A., Notre Dame
w/ honors
1978



JURIS DOCTOR

Duke University
School of Law
1998


University Of Houston
Law Center
2003


University of Texas
School of Law
w/ honors
1981



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2008

Also licensed in California and North Carolina (inactive)


1997


1981



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE







Justice
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 9
2010-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




Family Court Associate Judge
507th District Court
[Harris County]
2017-present


Judge
295th District Court
[Harris County]
1995-2009



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

  • 2010-16: Family Lawyer, Law Office of Jim Evans
  • 2008-10: Associate Attorney, David L. Froneberger, P.C.
  • 2003-06: Associate Attorney: Jordan, Hyden, Womble, Culbreth, and Holzer, P.C.

  • 1986-94: Attorney, Susman Godfrey LLP
  • 1981-86: Vinson & Elkins LLP


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Civil Appellate Law





Civil Trial Law [1991]
Personal Injury Trial Law [1997]



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 Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of California
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Michigan
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of North Carolina
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of North Carolina
  • 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

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

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


HONORS & AWARDS



      • Trial Judge of the Year, Texas Assn. of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
      • Outstanding Jurist Award, Texas Bar Foundation


      PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



      2014 Texas General Election
      Judge, 308th Family District Court
      46.90% v. James Lombardino (R)



      2016 Texas General Election
      Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
      Place 9
      52.43% v. Peter M. Kelly (D)

      2010 Texas General Election
      Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
      Place 9
      59.18% v. Tim Riley (D)

      2006 Texas General Election
      Judge, 295th Judicial District
      100%; unpposed

      2002 Texas General Election
      Judge, 295th Judicial District
      100%; unpposed

      1998 Texas General Election
      Judge, 295th Judicial District
      100%; unpposed

      1994 Texas General Election
      Judge, 295th Judicial District
      60.26% v. Bonnie Fitch (D)



      MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











      KEY ENDORSEMENTS






            JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











            OTHER INFORMATION

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


              • Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee
              • Former Chair, Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee


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              5/9/19


              12/11/19


              4/29/19


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