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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Eighth Court of Appeals
Chief Justice




Yvonne T. Rodriguez
(Democrat)




Angie Juarez Barill
(Democrat)




Jeff Alley*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Justice Yvonne Rodriguez Campaign
P.O. Box 920246
El Paso, Texas 79902


Angie Juarez Barill Campaign
1608 Billy Casper
El Paso, Texas 79936



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
Eighth Court of Appeals
Place 2
2013-present


Judge
346th Judicial District Court
2004-present


Chief Justice
Eighth Court of Appeals
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Psychology
University of
Mary Hardin Baylor


B.S., University of Texas - El Paso
1982


B.A., Texas Tech University
1982

Phi Kappa Phi



JURIS DOCTOR

Baylor College of Law
1993


Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law
1988


Texas Tech University
School of Law
1985

Order of the Coif
Assoc. Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1984-85
National Championship Moot Court Team, 1984




YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1993


1988


1985



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, Eighth Court of Appeals
Place 2
2013-present





Chief Justice
Eighth Court of Appeals
2019-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Judge, El Paso County Probate Court No. 1
2006-10


Judge, 346th Judicial District Court
2004-present

Municipal Court Judge
1993-2003



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

Prior to joining the Court, Justice Rodriguez was in private practice. Her practice consisted of criminal defense, mental health cases, child protective services cases, and family law. She has also served as an Assistant Attorney General, Assistant District Attorney, and an Assistant County Attorney. As an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Division, her focus was collecting and enforcing child support obligations in addition to establishing paternity. During her four years as an Assistant District Attorney, Justice Rodriguez prosecuted criminal cases from misdemeanors to felonies. She spent two of those years at the narcotics taskforce prosecuting drug cases. At the County Attorney's office, she was assigned to the child protective services unit and represented the State of Texas in child abuse cases. She currently teaches at the University of Texas in the Criminal Justice Department.


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas - El Paso [former]
  • [unknown dates] Private Practice
  • [unknown dates] Assistant City Prosecutor

  • 2007-present: Partner; Windle, Hood, Alley, Norton, Brittain & Jay L.L.P. [El Paso]
  • 1985-2007: Partner, Scott & Hulse [El Paso]



BOARD CERTIFICATIONS







Civil Appellate Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

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

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

  • All Texas state courts
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of New Mexico
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


HONORS & AWARDS


    • Patriotism Award, Texas Veterans Commission (re: Veterans Treatment Court)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services Award, Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project (re: Veterans Treatment Court), 2014
    • Outstanding Jurist, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013
    • Outstanding Achievement Award, 1st Armored Division Old Ironside Association, 2012
    • LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award, 2012

    • AV-Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell


    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

    2018 Texas General Election
    Justice, 8th Court of Appeals, Place 2
    100%; unopposed

    2012 Texas General Election
    Justice, 8th Court of Appeals, Place 2
    62.28% v. Chris Antcliff (R)

    2010 El Paso County General Election
    Judge, County Probate Court No. 1
    [Loss] v. Patricia Chew (D)

    2006 El Paso County General Election
    Judge, County Probate Court No. 1
    100%; unopposed

    2006 El Paso County Democratic Primary
    Judge, County Probate Court No. 1
    58.97% v. Eduardo Vasquez


    2016 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 346th Judicial District
    100%; unopposed

    2012 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 346th Judicial District
    100%; unopposed

    2008 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 346th Judicial District
    100%; unopposed

    2004 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 346th Judicial District
    61.79% v. Richard Roman (R)



    MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








    KEY ENDORSEMENTS






        JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








        OTHER INFORMATION

        • First Hispanic female probate judge in the State of Texas

        • 2012: Founder, El Paso Veterans Treatment Court program
        • 2007: Presiding Officer, El Paso County Bail Bond Board


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        5/9/18


        12/2/19


        12/2/19


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