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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 3




Bonnie Goldstein
(Democrat)




David Evans*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT



Justice David Evans Campaign
4631 Ridgelawn
Dallas, Texas 75214



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Presiding Judge
44th Civil District Court
[Dallas]
Since 2014


Justice
5th Court of Appeals
Place 3
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Law & Society, Spanish
Hood College [Maryland]
1984


B.A., Philosophy & Greek
University of Connecticut
cum laude
1977

Hebrew and Greek Studies
Dallas Theological Seminary
1981



JURIS DOCTOR

George Washington University
National Law Center
1990


"Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law
1984"



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice
5th Court of Appeals
Place 3
2019-present
[Fifth Court of Appeals, 2013-present]

Authored approximately 700 opinions, two opinions for majority of the en banc Court, and participated in about 1,900 opinions



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

  • 2015-present: Judge, 44th Judicial District Court [Dallas County]
  • 2006-14: Chief Municipal Court Judge, City of Royse City
  • 2003-14: Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Cockrell Hill
  • 2004-09: Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Dallas

  • 2/19: Presiding Judge, 95th Judicial District
  • 1999-2006: Presiding Judge, 193rd Judicial District

  • 1995-1998: Presiding Judge, Dallas County Court at Law, No. 1


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2003-14: Attorney, Bonnie Lee Goldstein P.C [Cockrell Hill]
  • 2011-13: Director, Region III, Texas Municipal Courts Association, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center [Dallas]
  • 2001-03: Partner, Brown & Hofmeister
  • 1999-2001: Attorney, Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel
  • 1990-98: Attorney, Vial Hamilton Koch & Knox

  • 2010-2012: Attorney, Law Office of David Evans
  • 2007-2010: Of Counsel, Law Office of Stephen Malouf, PC
  • 1987-1994: Attorney, David Evans Attorney-at-Law
  • 1984-1987: Associate, Haynes and Boone


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS








COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas

  • All Texas state courts


HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV-Preminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell

  • 2005: Trial Judge of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates – Dallas
  • 2002: Outstanding Judicial Pro Bono Services, Dallas Bar Association & Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • 1996-1998: Barrister, Patrick Higginbotham Inn of American Inns of Court
  • 1998: Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2006: Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • 2002-2003: Member, Curriculum Committee, Texas Center for the Judiciary
  • May, 2002, May, 2003: Instructor, Texas College for Judicial Studies
  • 1998, 2000: Adjunct Instructor in Law, Trial Techniques Program, Emory University Law
    School


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



2018 Texas General Election
Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
47.87% v. Robbie Partida-Kipness (D)

2012 Texas General Election
Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
52.66% v. Dan Wood (D)

2012 Texas Republican Primary Runoff
Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
51.39% v. Bill Whitehill (D)

2012 Texas Republican Primary
Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
31.92% (5-way race)



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








KEY ENDORSEMENTS





      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




      I believe the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States are the enduring compact that bind our States and nation together. They must be interpreted and understood according to their plain meaning when they were written. Yet they transcend their time and continue to limit the power of government and enshrine individual rights today.

      That is why I apply the Constitution and laws according to their plain meaning. With statutes, it is their plain meaning when they were enacted. In the Court of Appeals, I read thoroughly the briefs submitted by all parties and listen carefully to their arguments in order to rule fairly and impartially based on the law applied to the facts of each case. (1)



      OTHER INFORMATION


        • Appointed Nov 1, 2019 by Gov. Greg Abbott
        • Recently made a life-saving gift of one of his kidneys to retired Chief Justice Carolyn Wright
        • Member & Trail Steward, Audubon-Dallas


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        Last Updated:

        11/26/19


        11/26/19


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