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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas First Court of Appeals
Place 5




Timothy A. Hootman
(Democrat)




Amparo Y. Guerra
(Democrat)




Terry Adams
(Republican)




Levi J. Benton
(Republican)




Chad Bridges
(Republican)




James Lombardino
(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


Levi J. Benton Campaign
3417 Milam Street
Houston, Texas 77002
713-299-1079
E-mail




Chad Bridges Campaign
310 Morton #268
Richmond, Texas 77469
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James Lombardino Campaign
PO Box 3893
Houston, TX 77253-3893
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Owner
Tim Hootman, Appellate Lawyer
1990-present


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


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


Attorney, Arbitrator & Mediator
Levi Benton & Associates PLLC
2012-present


Chief Prosecutor for the Family Violence Division of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office


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

Visiting Judge for the State of Texas


UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., University of Houston
1985


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


B.A. Political Science, Economics
Denison University
1981


B.B.A., Accounting
Texas A&I University-Kingsville
cum laude
1980


B.S., [degree unknown]
Texas A & M University
1991


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



JURIS DOCTOR

California Western
School of Law
1989


University of Houston
Law Center
2002


South Texas
College of Law
1987

Editor-in-Chief
South Texas Law Review



South Texas
College of Law
1992


University of Houston
Law Center
1994


South Texas
College of Law
1976



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990


2002


1988


1992


1994


1976



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE











JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




Assoc. Municipal Judge
City of Houston
2005-10,
2019-present


Judge
215th District Court
[Harris County]
1999-2008


Judge
240th District Court
[Fort Bend County]
2015-18


Judge
308th District Court [Harris County]
2011-2018



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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chief Prosecutor for the Family Violence Division of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office 2003-2015

  • Legal Counsel for Computer Science Corporation 2000-2003

  • First Assistant for the Waller County District Attorney’s Office 1997-2000

  • Assistant District Attorney at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office 1994-199


  • 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


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. 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

  • 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. 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


HONORS & AWARDS


    • 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

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

    • 2011 Carol Rees Award for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims

    • Distinguished rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019


    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



    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

    2018 Texas General Election
    District Judge
    240th Judicial District
    47.08% v. Frank Fraley (D)

    2016 Texas General Election
    District Judge
    240th Judicial District - Unexpired Term
    51.11% v. Frank J. Fraley (D)

    2014 Texas Republican Primary
    First Court of Appeals
    Place 3
    21.70%; 3-way race


    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)


    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).
      • Texans for Lawsuit Reform
      • “C” Club of Houston
      • Houston Realty Business Coalition
      • United Republicans of Harris County
      • Spring Branch Republicans
      • Congress PAC of Fort Bend County
      • Katy Christian Magazine
      • Fort Bend Christian Magazine
      • The Houston Chronicle
      • Kingwood Tea Party

      • Chief Justice Tom Phillips (ret.)
      • Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (ret.)
      • Justice J. Dale Wainwright (ret.)
      • Justice Scott Brister (ret.)
      • Justice Craig Enoch (ret.)
      • Justice Phil Johnson (ret.)
      • Justice Harriet O’Neill (ret.)
      • Justice David Medina (ret.)

      • Former Fort Bend County District Attorneys John Healey and Sam Dick
      • Former Presidents of the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Lee Cox, Jeremy Ducote and Lee Love
      • Former President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Pat McCann
      • Past President of the Fort Bend County Bar Association and current President of the Family Bar of Fort Bend Sherry Travers



      • Paul Bettencourt, Senator District 7
      • Mayes Middleton, State Representative District 23
      • Briscoe Cain, State Representative District 28
      • Valoree Swanson, State Representative District 150
      • Cactus Jack Cagle, Harris County Commissioner Preceint 4
      • Roy Morales SREC 13
      • Gail Stanart SREC 15
      • David Luther SREC 18
      • Rex Teter, GOP Senate District Chair, SD6
      • Joel Castro, Alvin City Councilman at Large, Place 2
      • Courageous Judges of Texas
      • Conservative Republicans of Texas




      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

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

      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

      • President of the Fort Bend County Crime Victims Response Team
      • Lecturer at the 2019 Texas Council on Family Violence Judicial Summit
      • Lecturer and Faculty Advisor for the Texas District and County Attorney's Association







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