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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Supreme Court
Place 7




Brandy Voss
(Democrat)




Staci Williams
(Democrat)




Jeff Boyd*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Brandy Voss Campaign
820 E. Hackberry Ave.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Email


Staci Williams For Justice,
Texas Supreme Court Campaign
P.O. Box 225321
Dallas, Texas 75222
214-509-6229
Email


Texans for Jeff Boyd
815-A Brazos Street
PMB 694
Austin, Texas 78701



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Owner, Law Offices of Brandy Wingate Voss, PLLC
2016-present


Judge, 101st District Court
2015-present


Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 7
2012-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A. Anthropology
Texas A&M University
2002


A.B., Economics
Smith College
[Northampton, MA]
1981


Biblical Studies
Abilene Christian University
1983



JURIS DOCTOR

Baylor Law School
magna cum laude
2002

Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review


Georgetown University Law Center
1984


Pepperdine University School of Law
summa cum laude
1991

Editor-in-Chief, Pepperdine Law Review



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2002


1986
also licensed in Pennsylvania (1987)


1991



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE







Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 7
2012-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER



    • 2015-present: Judge, 101st District Court
    • 1988-91: Trial Attorney & Administrative Judge, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [Dallas]




      LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

      • 2016-present: Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
        Employment Duration
      • 2015-16: Partner, Smith Law Group LLLP
      • 2011-15: Of Counsel, Smith Law Group LLLP
      • 2007-10: Senior Staff Attorney, Justice Gina Benavides, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
      • 2003-06: Attorney, Jenkens & Gilchrist
      • 2002-03: Briefing Attorney, Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, Texas Supreme Court

      • 2003-15: Arbitrator/Mediator/Attorney; private practice & Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Dallas
      • 1998-2000: Consulting Attorney, The Wallace Law Registry [Denver, New York]
      • 1995-97: Senior Attorney; U.S. West, Inc. [Denver]
      • 1992-95: Attorney, private practice
      • 1986-88: Assistant General Counsel; Labor Section; Texas Instruments, Inc.
      • 1984-85: Judicial Law Clerk, Judge Aileen Petersen, Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

      • 2011-12: Chief of Staff, Texas Governor's Office, Governor Rick Perry
      • 2011: General Counsel, Texas Governor's Office
      • 2003-11: Senior Partner, Thompson & Knight
      • 2000-03: Texas Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation
      • 1992-2000: Partner, Thompson & Knight
        • Focus on civil litigation; civil litigation, defending against product liability, professional liability, personal injury, and business tort claims.
        • 1998: Elected partner
      • 1-year judicial clerkship for Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, Judge of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

      Civil Appellate Law









      COURTS ADMITTED TO

      • All Texas state courts
      • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
      • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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

      • All Texas state courts
      • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
      • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
      • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
      • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
      • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
      • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


      HONORS & AWARDS

      • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters’ 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
      • Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014






          PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



          2018 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 101st Judicial District
          64.22% v. Mike Lee (R)

          2014 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 101st Judicial District
          100%, unopposed


          2014 Texas General Election
          Texas Supreme Court, Place 7
          58.90% (4-way race)



          MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











          KEY ENDORSEMENTS








                JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                OTHER INFORMATION

                • Co-Editor-in-Chief, State Bar Appellate Section, The Appellate Advocate
                • President, Hidalgo County Bar Association [former]
                • District 13 Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association (2 terms) [former]

                • Founder, Citizens’ Civil Academy (“CCA”) to educate Dallas County citizens about the civil court system

                • 1994-2000: Board, Brentwood Christian School
                • 2001: Board, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
                  • 10 years of service
                  • 3 consecutive terms as Board Chair from 2007-2010
                  • Longest serving Board Chair in Austin Goodwill’s 50-year history
                • Board President, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
                • Board, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas


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                10/4/19


                10/16/19


                4/17/19


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