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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas First Court of Appeals
Place 3




Keith F. Houston
(Democrat)




Jim Sharp
(Democrat)




Dinesh Singhal
(Democrat)




Veronica Rivas-Molloy
(Democrat)




Russell Lloyd*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Keith F. Houston for Justice
P.O. Box 53863
Houston, Texas 77052
832-384-5297
Email





Singhal for Justice
712 Main Street
Suite 1500
Houston, Texas 77002
713-222-8500
Email


Veronica for Justice Campaign
P.O. Box 4003
Humble, Texas 77347-4003
832-303-3864
Email






CURRENT OCCUPATION

Assistant District Attorney
Harris County District Attorney's Office
2013-present


Attorney/Owner
Justice Jim Sharp (Ret.)
1989-2008, 2014-present


Principal
The Singhal Law Firm
1998-present


Litigation and Employment Counsel
Jones Walker LLP
2010-present


Justice
First Court of Appeals
Place 3
2015-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Economics
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
2003


B.A., English
University of Texas at Austin
[Grad. date unknown]


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Delhi
1989


B.A., Criminal Justice
B.A. Spanish
University of Texas at El Paso
with honors
1997, 1998


B.A., History
University of Houston
1969



JURIS DOCTOR

Texas Wesleyan University
2009


South Texas
College Of Law
1988


University of Houston
Law Center
1997

LLB, Law
Delhi University
1992


University of Houston
Law Center
magna cum laude
2001


University of Texas School of Law
1978



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2009


1989


1992

Also licensed in
California & New York



2001


1978



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice
1st Court of Appeals
Place 3
2008-14





Justice, Texas First Court of Appeals
Place 3
2015-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER










Judge
334th Civil Dist. Court
Houston [Harris County]
1988-98



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2013-present: Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office [Currently prosecutes financial cybercrime which includes romance scams, Email compromise, invoice substitution, phishing, ransomware, and similar scams.]
  • 2012-13: Assistant District Attorney, Randall County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010-12: Assistant County Attorney, Potter County Attorney's Office
  • 2007: Legal Intern, Criminal Courts, Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000-06: Surveillance Shift Manager, Flamingo Las Vegas
  • 1998-2000: Surveillance Agent & Tech, Mesquite Star Hotel & Casino
  • 1997-98: Surveillance Agent, Primadonna Resorts
  • 1995-97: Surveillance Agent / Security Training Officer, Players Island Resort

  • 1980-2008, 2014-present: Attorney/Owner, Justice Jim Sharp (Ret.)


  • 2017-present: Director, State Bar of Texas
  • 1998-present: Principal, The Singhal Law Firm
  • 2015-18: President, Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association
  • 2007-09: Of Counsel, Ostendorf, Tate, Barnett & Wells LLP
  • 1997-99: Of Counsel, Leyh & Payne

  • 2010-present: Litigation and Employment Counsel, Jones Walker LLP
  • 2003-09: Litigation Associate, Baker Botts
  • 2008: Volunteer Prosecutor, City of Houston - Volunteer Prosecutor Program
  • 2001-03: Judicial Law Clerk; Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

  • 2013-14: Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, The Lloyd Law Firm, Russell Lloyd
  • 1998-2013: Business Litigation and Appellate Attorney, The O'Quinn Law Firm
  • 1984-88: Trial and Appellate Attorney; Brown, Sims, Wise and White
  • 1980-84: Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office, Trial and Appellate Division
  • 1978-79: Briefing Attorney, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS







Civil Trial Law









COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Fifth 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
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Michigan
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of New York

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • 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



      • Rated Super Lawyer, 2017, 2019





          PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

          2012 Texas General Election
          U. S. Representative District 13
          2.86% v. Mac Thornberry (R), John R. Deek (L)
          Ran as a Green Party candidate

          2016 Texas Democratic Primary
          Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2
          30.04% v. Candance White (D)

          2014 Texas General Election
          Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3
          42.87% v. Russell Lloyd (R)

          2010 Texas General Election
          Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
          59.88% v. Debra Lehrmann (R), William Bryan Strange III

          2008 Texas General Election
          First Court of Appeals, Place 3
          50.58% v. Ed Hubbard (R)

          2006 Texas General Election
          Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 9
          49.45% v. Elsa Alcala (R)

          2004 Texas General Election
          Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4
          45.97% v. Evelyn Keyes (R)




          2014 Texas General Election
          Justice, 1st Court of Appeals
          Place 3
          57.13% v. Jim Sharp (D)

          2014 Texas Republican Primary
          Justice, 1st Court of Appeals
          Place 3
          50.40% v. Chad Bridges (R), Dan Linebaugh (R)




          MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS














          KEY ENDORSEMENTS








                    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

















                    OTHER INFORMATION

                    • Book Author: The Next Amendment
                    • Book Author: The Atlantis Abduction


                      • President of Harris County Defense Lawyers Assoc.
                      • Panel Member, State Bar Grievance Committee
                      • Board, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists


                      • 20 Years Military Service; Vietnam Veteran; Airborne Ranger
                      • Judge Advocate General Corps
                      • Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association
                      • Member, The Federalist Society
                      • Adivsory Board, Houston Humane Society
                      • Scout Leader, National Eagle Scout Association, Eagle South


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