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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Second Court of Appeals
Place 6




Delonia A. Watson
(Democrat)




Mike Wallach*
Republican



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

DeloniaWatson4Justice
P.O. Box 24215
Fort Worth, Texas 76124
817-809-6640


Mike Wallach for Judge
3951 Spring Garden Drive
Colleyville, Texas 76034



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney/Owner
Law Office of Delonia A. Watson


Justice
Second Court of Appeals
Place 6
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

S.B., Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1978


B.A., History & Political Science
Texas Christian University
magna cum laude
1975



JURIS DOCTOR

Harvard University School of Law
1982


University of Houston
Law Center
cum laude
1979



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1984


1979



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice
Second Court of Appeals
Place 6
2019-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




Presiding Judge
348th Judicial District Court
[Tarrant County]
2017-19



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2013-present: Attorney, Private Practice; primary focus on federal appeals and sentencings; also handles civil & probate matters
  • 1988-2013: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Appellate Section, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, [including service as Appellate Chief]
  • 1985-88: Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Section, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
  • 1984-85: Attorney, private practice

  • 1991-2016: Wallach, Jones & Moore, P.C (now Wallach & Andrews, P.C.)
  • 1979-91: Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Personal Injury Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. Of Texas

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS



    • AV-Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board Of Trial Advocacy
    • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003-2015
    • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2003-2015


    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

    2018 Texas General Election
    Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 5
    41.67% v. Dabney Bassel (R)


    2016 Texas General Election
    Presiding Judge, 348th District Court
    57.39% v. Joe Drago (D)



    MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








    KEY ENDORSEMENTS





        JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

        "I believe in the rule of law and will apply it evenly in every case. Every litigant deserves a speedy disposition of his or her appeal. I do not believe that any case is minor. It matters to someone." -8/9/18






        OTHER INFORMATION

        • Associate Pastor, Legacy Fellowship Church, Fort Worth
        • Coach, Fort Worth Hornets Youth Basketball Association, Inc.
        • Past Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Fort Worth
        • Past President, Black Women Lawyers of Tarrant County
        • Past Board Member, YWCA (Tarrant County)
        • Past Board Member, CASA (Tarrant County)

        • Judicial Fellow, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
        • Former Member, Defense Research Institute
        • Former Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
        • Former President, Moslah Shriners Fort Worth


        INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

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        Last Updated:

        12/11/19


        12/11/19


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