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2020
Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 3




Candidate
(Democrat)




Ada Brown*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



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CURRENT OCCUPATION




Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 3
2013-present






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., [degree unknown]
Spelman College
magna cum laude
1996



JURIS DOCTOR

Emory University School of Law
Presidential Scholar
1999



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




2000






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 3
2013-present






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




2005-07: Judge, Dallas County Criminal Court No. 1 [presided over nearly 2,000 criminal cases]






LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL


    • 2007-2013: Attorney, McKool Smith, P.C. [civil litigation]
    • 2008, 2009 & 2012: Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • 2000-05: Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney's Office [criminal prosecution; tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict]
    • 1999-2000: Assistsant District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney's Office [Family Violence Advocate]



      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS











      COURTS ADMITTED TO


        • All Texas state courts



          HONORS & AWARDS


            • Yellow Rose of Texas Gubernatorial Award (2013)
            • Honorary Texas Ranger Captain Award (2013)
            • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2005, 2012, & 2013)



              PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



              2014 Texas General Election
              Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
              Place 3
              Unopposed






              MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











              KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                    OTHER INFORMATION


                      • Member, MENSA
                      • 2019: Nominee, District Judge for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
                      • Federalist Society (2018-present)
                      • Master of the Bench, William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court (2014-present)
                      • Member, Scribes American Society of Legal Writers
                      • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
                      • Commissioner, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education [former]
                      • Commissioner, Texas Department of Public Safety [former]



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                        22 April 2019





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