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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Supreme Court
Place 8




Peter M. Kelly
(Democrat)




Gisela Triana
(Democrat)




Brett Busby*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Judge Gisela Triana Campaign
P.O. Box 302012
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 915-1013
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Justice Brett Busby Campaign
P.O. Box 684281
Austin, Texas 78768
(713)443-2583
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice, First Court of Appeals
Place 9
2019-present


Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals
Place 6
2019-present


Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 8
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

A.B., History
cum laude
Harvard University
Departmental Honors
1985


B.A., UT-San Antonio
magna cum laude
1985


A.B., Public Policy Studies
Duke University
1995
with high honors



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Texas School of Law
1990

Scholarly Publications Editor, Texas International Law Journal


University of Texas School of Law
1988


Columbia Law School
1998


YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1994 (Texas)
also licensed in New York


1988


2001 (Texas)
also licensed in New York



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, First Court of Appeals
Place 9
2019-present


Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals
Place 6
2019-present


Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 8
2019-present

Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 3
2012-2018



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




  • Judge, 200th Civil District Court (2005-2018)
  • Judge, Travis County Court at Law #5 (2000-04)
  • Judge, Austin Municipal Court
  • Travis County Justice of the Peace #5





LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Partner; Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP (2010-present)

  • Trial Division Director, Travis County Attorney’s Office
  • Prosecutor, Travis County Attorney’s Office
  • Staff Attorney, Election Division, Texas Secretary of State
  • Hanko & Triana Law Firm

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Law School
  • Former Partner, Appellate Group, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP [Houston](2008-12)
  • Partner, Mayer Brown (2003-08)
  • Attorney Associate, Hogan Dubose & Townsend, LLP (2000-03)
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the United States (1999-2000)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Civil Appellate Law





Civil Appellate Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of Texas

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

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


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer (2009-present)
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Houston Region (2015)




  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 lawyers in Texas, Super Lawyers (2012)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas General Election
First Court of Appeals, Place 9
51.76% v. Jennifer Caughey (R)

2018 Texas Democratic Primary
First Court of Appeals, Place 9
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas General Election
Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Place 9
47.57% v. Tracy E. Christopher (R)


2018 Texas General Election
Third Court of Appeals, Place 6
54.40% v. Mike Toth (R)

2016 Texas General Election
District Judge, 200th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
District Judge, 200th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2008 Texas General Election
District Judge, 200th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2004 Texas General Election
District Judge, 200th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2002 Travis County Joint General Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 5
100%; unopposed

2000 Travis County General Election
Judge, County Court at Law No. 5
58.48% v. Grant Goodwing (R)


2018 Texas General Election
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
48.79% v. Jerry Zimmerer (D)

2018 Texas Republican Primary
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
100%; unpposed

2012 Texas General Election
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
52.26% v. Barbara Gardner (D)

2012 Texas Republican Primary
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
100%; unopposed



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    OTHER INFORMATION

    • Has argued before all 14 courts of appeals in Texas
    • Current Amicus Committee Chair, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Former President, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2013-14)

    First female Hispanic elected to a District Court in Travis County


    • Lifelong violinist
    • Seventh generation Texan
    • Third-generation Eagle Scout
    • Wife Erin is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School


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    7/9/19


    5/15/18


    10/4/18


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