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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




Rebeca C. Martinez
(Democrat)




Renee A. Yanta
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Justice Rebeca Martinez for Chief Justice
P.O. Box 831726
San Antonio, Texas 78283






CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
4th Court of Appeals
Place 7
2013-present


Owner/Attorney
Law Office of Renee Yanta PLLC
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Political Science, Criminal Justice & Philosophy
Southern Methodist University
1989


B.S., Education
University of Texas at Austin
1981



JURIS DOCTOR

Boston University School of Law
1992


St. Mary's University
School of Law
1993



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1993


1993



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice
Fourth Court of Appeals
Place 7
2013-present

Has authored over 600 opinions






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




Judge
150th District Court
and PEARLS Court
2015-2018

Judge
73rd District Court
2010-2012



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Attorney, Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, P.C. [Edinburg]
  • Associate Counsel; Thornton, Summers, Biechlin, Dunham Brown [Corpus Christi]
  • Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge Eduardo de Ases, U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Clerk, Justice Federico Hinojosa, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
  • Clerk; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. [Boston]


  • 2019-present: Owner/Attorney, Law Office of Renee Yanta PLLC
  • 2013-14: Partner, Berine, Maynard & Parsons LLP
  • 2002-10: Shareholder, Head of Appellate Practice Group, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
  • 2002-09: President and Board Member, SABF
  • 1993-2002: Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Civil Appellate Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • 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. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Faculty Award, Boston University School of Law





    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

    2018 Texas General Election
    Justice, 4th Court of Appeals District, Place 7
    53.95% v. Shane J. Stolarczyk (R)

    2012 Texas General Election
    Justice, 4th Court of Appeals District, Place 7
    51.87% v. Phylis J. Speedlin (R)

    2010 Texas General Election
    Justice, 4th Court of Appeals District
    Place 2 -- Unexpired Term
    43.89% v. Marialyn Barnard (R)

    2018 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 150th Judicial District
    43.82% v. Monique Diaz (D)

    2014 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 150th Judicial District
    54.05% v. Edna Elizondo (D)

    2012 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 73rd Judicial District
    48.89% v. David A. Canales (D)

    2010 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 73rd Judicial District
    55.73% v. Roberto Rios (D)



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            12/11/19


            10/29/19


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