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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Third Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




Darlene Byrne
(Democrat)




Keith S. Hampton
(Democrat)




Jeff Rose*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Darlene Byrne Campaign
P.O. Box 412
Austin, Texas 78767
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Judge Jeff Rose Campaign
P.O. Box 684281
Austin, Texas 78768
(512) 637-0931
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Judge, 126th Judicial District Court
2001-present


Attorney/Owner
Law Firm of Keith S. Hampton
1990-present


Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals
2010-present

Chief Justice since Jan 2014



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Jacksonville State University
with special honors and distinction
1981


B.A., Political Science & History
University of Texas at Austin
1984


BBA, Finance, Bus. Mgmt. & Econ.
Baylor University
Hankamer School of Business
1991



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston
Law Center
magna cum laude
1987

Order of the Coif
Editorial Staff, Houston Law Review



St. Mary's University
School of Law
1989


Vanderbilt University
Law School
1994



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1987


1989


1994



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals
2010-present
Chief Justice since Jan 2014



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Judge, 126th Judicial District Court
[Travis County]
2001-present


Judge, 353rd District Court
[Travis County]
2009-10



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2000-01: Of Counsel; Fritz, Byrne & Head, L.L.P.
  • 1996-2000: Partner and Of Counsel; Brown Carls & Mitchell, L.L.P
  • 1992-96: Assistant County Attorney; Travis County
  • 1991: Attorney, Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline [Austin]
  • 1991: Page & Addison, P.C. [Austin]
  • 1989-91: Associate Attorney, Hudgins Hudgins & Warrick [Houston]
  • 1986-89: Associate Attorney & Law Clerk, Hutcheson & Grundy [Houston]

  • 1990-present: Attorney/Owner, Law Firm of Keith S. Hampton
  • 1998: Member, Governor Bush's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to revise the Code of Criminal Procedure
  • 1995-2005: Legislative Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1995: Member, Texas Supreme Court Jury Task Force
  • 1991-present: Author/Speaker/Course Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1989-90: Briefing Attorney, Judge Sam Houston Clinton, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

  • 2003-09: Deputy First Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General Greg Abbott
  • 1994-2003: Attorney/Partner, Strasburger & Price, LLP


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Criminal Law
Criminal Appellate Law


Civil Trial Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas

  • 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
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS

  • William H. Rehnquist Award Nominee, 2016
  • Foster Angels – The Voice Award for Children, 2019
  • National Association of Social Workers, Austin Division, Public Elected Official Award, 2018
  • Texas Appleseed Visionary Award, 2017
  • Fab Five Award – Seedling Foundation, 2016
  • National CASA Judge of the Year, 2016
  • Any Baby Can Austin Advocate Award, 2015
  • Texas CASA Judge of the Year, 2015
  • Austin Child Guidance Austin Icon for Children Award, 2013
  • Judge of the Year Award, CASA of Travis County, Texas, 2011
  • Travis County Women’s Lawyers Association (TCWLA) Outstanding Achievement Award, 2009
  • YWCA of Greater Austin’s Woman of the Year Award in the area of Racial Justice, 2009
  • Recipient of the Texas CASA Lone Star Proud Judge of the Year Award, 2008
  • TCWLA Government Service Award, 2005
  • Ballet Austin Exceptional Service Award, 1999

  • Judge Black Award, State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn, 2008, 2014
  • Named Austin's "Best Unsung Hero," Austin Chronicle, 2007
  • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly, since 2003
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White Inc., since 2006
  • President's Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001–2007, 2018
  • Ambassador Award, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1999


  • Texas Super Lawyer - Governmental Litigation, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008, 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Business Litigation, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004, 2005


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2016 Texas General Election
Judge, 126th Judicial District Court
100%; Unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
Judge
126th Judicial District Court
100%; Unopposed

2008 Texas General Election
Judge
126th Judicial District Court
100%; Unopposed

2004 Texas General Election
Judge
126th Judicial District Court
100%; Unopposed

2000 Texas General Election
Judge
126th Judicial District Court
50.17% v. Ernest C. Garcia (R)


2012 Texas General Election
Presiding Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals
41.24% v. Sharon Keller (R), Lance Stott (L)

2010 Texas General Election
Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 6
36.62% v. Michael Keasler (R), Robert Virasin (L)



2014 Texas General Election
Chief Justice
Third Court of Appeals
54.13% v. Diane Henson (D)

2012 Texas General Election
Justice
3rd Court of Appeals
Place 2
53.51% v. J. Andrew Hathcock (D)

2010 Texas General Election
Judge
353rd Judicial District
Unexpired Term
43.13% v. Tim Sulak (D)



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KEY ENDORSEMENTS





      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








      OTHER INFORMATION

      • Commissioner, Texas Children’s Commission
      • Past President, National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges
      • Past Judge of the Year; National CASA, Texas CASA and CASA of Travis County
      • Chair, Judicial Leadership Council for National CASA
      • Advisory Council, TexProtects
      • Advisory Council, Partnerships for Children
      • Advisory Council, Seedling Foundation
      • Advisory Council, Carrying Hope
      • Chair, Texas Statewide Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care
      • Editorial Review Board for NCJFCJ’s Juvenile and Family Court Journal
      • Member, Travis County Juvenile Justice Board
      • Founding Judge, Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court
      • Founding Judge, Travis County Model Court of Children, Youth and Families
      • Served on many law and child welfare boards & committees & community organizations
      • Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Den Leader, 2000-06

      • Board/Executive Committee, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas (1998-2003)
      • Graduate, Leadership Austin (2006)
      • Co-Founder, Former Director, and Current Trustee – The Rise School of Austin
      • Director, Austin Bar Association (2007, 2009)
      • Leadership roles in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Rise School of Austin, and the Capitol Area Food Bank


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