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2020
Texas First Court of Appeals
Place 5




Candidate
(Democrat)




Laura Carter Higley*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



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CURRENT OCCUPATION




Justice, First Court of Appeals
Place 5
2003-present






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR





B.A., Vanderbilt University


M.A., Latin American Studies
University of Texas







JURIS DOCTOR






University of Houston School of Law
1990

Associate Editor, Law Review
Member, Order of the Barons
Member, Order of the Coif







YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




1990






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, First Court of Appeals
Place 5
2003-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER











LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL


    • 1989-2002: Special Counsel, Baker Botts, LLP (selected as special counsel, 1999)



      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS











      COURTS ADMITTED TO


        • All Texas state courts




          HONORS & AWARDS


            • Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service, 1986 (Houston)
            • Judge of the Year Award, P.O.L.I.C.E, Inc., 2008



              PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



              2014 Texas General Election
              Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District
              Place 5
              Unopposed

              2008 Texas General Election
              Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District
              Place 5
              51.24% v. Leslie C. Taylor (D)

              2002 Texas General Election
              Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District
              Place 1
              Unopposed






              MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











              KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                    OTHER INFORMATION


                      • 1989: Mayor, West University Place
                      • 1985: City Council & Mayor pro tem, West University Place
                      • Advisory Board, Houston Law Review
                      • Board, Brazos Presbytery Homes
                      • Development Chair & Chairperson, Nehemiah Center, First Presbyterian Church
                      • Board, Museum of Natural Science
                      • Board, Junior League of Houston
                      • Board, Children's Assessment Center



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                        Last Updated:




                        18 April 2019





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