2020
Texas Supreme Court
Place 8




Peter M. Kelly
(Democrat)




Brett Busby*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

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, Texas Supreme Court
Place 8
2019-present






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

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


Columbia Law School
1998




YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1994 (Texas)
also licensed in New York


2001 (Texas)
also licensed in New York






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 8
2019-present

Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Place 3
2012-2018






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER











LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

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

  • 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. 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

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

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






MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











KEY ENDORSEMENTS





    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











    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)

    • 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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    Last Updated:

    7/9/19


    10/4/18





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