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2020
Texas Supreme Court
Chief Justice




William "Bill" McLeod
(Democrat)




Gerald L. Zimmerer
(Democrat)




Nathan Hecht*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

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Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht Campaign
P.O. Box 776
Austin, Texas 78767
(512) 482-8511
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney/Principal
Law Office of William D. McLeod
2001-2018, APR 2019-present



Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Texas

Chief Justice, 2013-present
Supreme Court Justice, 1989-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.B.A., Business Management
Texas A&M University-Commerce
1982


B.A. Philosophy (honors)
Yale University
1971


JURIS DOCTOR

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University
2001


Dedman School of Law
Southern Methodist University
cum laude
Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
1974



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2002


1974



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court
2013-present
Longest-serving member of the Court in Texas history; senior Texas appellate judge in active service

Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 2

1987-1989

Justice, Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
1987-1989



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4
JAN-APR 2019


Judge, 95th District Court
Dallas County
1981-1986



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Attorney/Principal, Law Office of William D. McLeod (2001-2018, APR 2019-present)

  • Partner, Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely (now Locke Lord, LLP (1976-82)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS








COURTS ADMITTED TO

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

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


HONORS & AWARDS


  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service, SMU School of Law
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, Hatton W. Sumners Foundation (2004)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service, Southern Methodist University School of Law (2000)
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (1984)


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas General Election
Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law #4

2014 Texas General Election
Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court

59.69% v. William Moody (D), Tom Oxford (L)

2012 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

53.72% (4-way race)

2006 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

75.93% v. Todd Phillippi (L)

2000 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 1

78.80% v. Mike Jacobellis (L), Ben Levy (G)

1994 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

56.19% v. Alice Oliver Parrott (D)



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








KEY ENDORSEMENTS





JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION

  • Former Special Needs Counselor

  • Lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve JAG Corps (former)
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, Texas Philosophical Society
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Advisory Board, S.M.U. Law Review


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Last Updated:

8 May 2019


17 April 2019


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