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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas First Court of Appeals
Place 5

Other candidates for this office include: Chad E. Bridges (R)




Timothy A. Hootman
(Democrat)




Amparo Y. Guerra
(Democrat)




James Lombardino
(Republican)




Levi J. Benton
(Republican)




Terry Adams
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Tim Hootman (Harris Cty)
2402 Pease Street
Houston, Texas 77003
C: 713-366-6229
Email

Other Campaign Addresses


Amparo Guerra for Justice
P.O. Box 6514
Houston, Texas 77265
832-786-1283








Terry Adams for
Justice Campaign
5535 Memorial Drive
Suite F, No. 504
Houston, Texas 77007



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Owner
Tim Hootman, Appellate Lawyer
1990-present


Partner
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
2019-present


Attorney/Owner
James Lombardino & Assoc. P.C.


Attorney, Arbitrator & Mediator
Levi Benton & Associates PLLC
2012 – Present


Owner & Appellate Attorney, The Law Office of Terry Adams
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., University of Houston
1985


B.A. Sociology
B.A., Latin American Studies
Rice University
1999


B.B.A., Business Administration
University of Houston
1972


B.B.A., Business Administration
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
1980


B.A. Political Science, Economics
Denison University
1981



JURIS DOCTOR

California Western
School of Law
1989


University of Houston
Law Center
2002


South Texas College of Law
1976


South Texas College of Law
1992


South Texas
College of Law
1987

Editor-in-Chief
South Texas Law Review




YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990


2002


1976


1992


1988



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




2005-10, 2019-present: Associate Municipal Judge, City of Houston





5/99-12/00: Judge
215th District Court
Gov. George W. Bush appointment



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 1990-present: Owner; Tim Hootman, Appellate Lawyer

  • 2019-present: Partner; Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • 2012-19: Of Counsel Attorney, Winstead PC
  • 2010-12: Of Counsel Attorney, Law Office of David Calvillo
  • 2003-10: Associate Attorney; Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP
  • 2002-03: Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Filemon Vela

  • 1992-2010, 2019-pres: Attorney, Lombardino & Associates, P.C.
  • 1989-1992: Attorney, Saccomano & Clegg
  • 1979-1989: Partner, Lombardino & Ross
  • 1977-1979: District attorney, Harris County

  • 2012-present: Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator; Levi Benton & Associates PLLC [Houston]
  • 2011-13: Chairman, William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity
  • 2010-2012: Partner, Levi Benton & Associates PLLC
  • 2009-2010: Partner, Strasburger & Price LLP
  • 1992-1999: Director, Phillips & Akers, P.C.
  • 1987-1992: CFO, American Medical Intl. Bellaire Hospital
  • 1984-1987: American Medical International
    1983: Price Waterhouse
  • 1983: CPA, Davis, Graves & Company
  • 1980-1983: Arthur Andersen & Company

  • 2019-present: Owner & Appellate Attorney, The Law Office of Terry Adams [Houston]
  • 2016-19: Appellate Partner-Head of Appellate Practice Group in Texas, Akerman LLP [Houston]
  • 2000-16: Head of Appellate Practice and Legal Issues Group, Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P.
  • 1999-2000: Appellate Partner, Nobles & Adams LLP
  • 1998-99: Appellate Partner, Smith, Nobles & Adams LLP
  • 1990-98: Appellate Partner, Gilpin, Paxson & Bersch LLP
  • 1988-90: Appellate Lawyer, Deaton, Briggs & McCain
  • 1987-88: Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS











COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, District of Colorado

  • 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
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Colorado

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

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth 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


    • Distinguished rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

    • 2005: Best Civil Trial Judge of the Year, Houston Press
    • 2004: Trial Judge of the Year, Texas Association of Trial & Appellate Specialists

    • AV-Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate) 2019
    • Texas Super Lawyer (Appellate) 2019
    • A Top Lawyer in Houston, H Texas Magazine 2019


    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



    2018 Texas General Election

    Family District Judge
    308th Judicial District
    42.97% v. Gloria Lopez (D)

    2014 Texas General Election
    Family District Judge
    308th Judicial District
    53.10% v. Jim Evans (D)

    2010 Texas General Election
    Family District Judge
    308th Judicial District
    54.43% v. Bruce Kessler (D)

    2008 Texas General Election

    Judge, 215th Judicial District
    48.69% v. Steven E. Kirkland (D)

    2004 Texas General Election
    Judge, 215th Judicial District
    100%; unopposed

    2000 Texas General Election
    Judge, 215th Judicial District
    100%; unopposed


    MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











    KEY ENDORSEMENTS


      • U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia
      • Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado
      • Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia
      • Texas State Representative Armando Walle
      • Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez
      • Texas State Representative Christina Morales







      • Hon. Raul A. Gonzalez, Supreme Court of Texas (Ret).


      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











      OTHER INFORMATION

      • Tim Hootman
        (Brazoria County)
        130 W. Broad Street
        Freeport, Texas 77541
        (Across from City Hall)
        C: 713-366-6229
        Email

        Tim Hootman
        (Galveston County)
        314 Clear Lake Road
        Kemah, Texas 77565
        C: 713-366-6229
        Email

      • Mother, former 13th Court of Appeals Justice Linda Reyna Yáñez
      • Director, Hispanic Bar Association, 2015-present
      • Officer, Hispanic Bar Association, 2015-present




      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

      • State Bar Rules Committee, 2019
      • Advisory Counsel for the South Texas Law Review 2019
      • Jury Task Force, Supreme Court of Texas 1996


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