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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 9




Brandon T. Birmingham
(Democrat)




David Newell*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Brandon Birmingham for
Judge Campaign
P.O. Box 75011-0472
214-995-8520
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Judge
292nd Judicial District Court
Dallas County
2015-present


Judge
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 9
2015-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Political Science
Baylor University
1999


B.A., English Literature (honors)
University of Houston
magna cum laude
1993

Phi Alpha Phi Honors Society



JURIS DOCTOR

South Texas
College of Law
2001


Unviersity of Texas
School of Law
1997



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2001


1997



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 9
2015-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Felony District Judge
292nd Judicial District Court
Dallas County
2015-present






LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 2002-14: Chief Felony Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney's Office (Chief Felony Prosecutor, Cold Case Unit Chief)

  • 2007-14: Assistant District Attorney - Appellate Division, Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006-07: Assistant County Attorney, Fort Bend County Attorney's Office
  • 1997-2006: Assistant District Attorney, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




Criminal Law
Criminal Appellate Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas state courts

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


HONORS & AWARDS


    • C. Chris Marshall Award for Distinguished Faculty, Texas District and County Attorneys' Association (2013)


    PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

    2014 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 292nd Judicial District
    53.48% v. Janet Cook (R)

    2014 Texas General Election
    District Judge, 292nd Judicial District
    100%; unopposed

    2014 Texas Democratic Primary
    District Judge, 292nd Judicial District
    100%; unopposed


    2014 Texas General Election
    Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
    Place 9
    78.29% v. William Bryan Strange, III (L), George Altgelt (G)

    2014 Texas Republican Party Primary
    Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
    Place 9
    52.23% v. W.C. "Bud" Kirkendall (R)



    MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








    KEY ENDORSEMENTS

    • "My Wife, family and friends who can attest to my true character."




      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

      "I was raised in the trenches of the criminal justice system in Dallas - the epicenter of criminal justice reform in Texas. As a Chief Felony Prosecutor and Cold Case Unit Chief, I worked on some of those cases, learning firsthand the lessons necessary to avoid wrongful convictions. This unique journey molded my judicial philosophy, shaped the way I interpret the law, and taught me great lessons in humility and dignity."






      OTHER INFORMATION

      • Highest overall approval rating of the felony district judges rated by the Dallas Bar Association in 2019 and 2017
      • "Outside of the Courthouse, I am a frequent Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, a former member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a visiting professor at Southern Methodist University Law School, podcast creator and host, and legal commentator."




        INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

        10/28/19


        Sourced from public information



        Last Updated:

        10/29/19


        18 April 2019


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