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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Supreme Court
Chief Justice




William "Bill" McLeod
(Democrat)




Amy Meachum
(Democrat)




Gerald L. Zimmerer
(Democrat)




Nathan Hecht*
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Campaign Address (unavailable)
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(832) 444-2553
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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



District Judge
201st Civil District Court
Travis County
2011-present


Justice
14th Court of Appeals
Place 3
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., Journalism & Political Science
Southern Methodist University
magna cum laude
1997


B.A., Theology & Business Management
Houston Baptist University
1978


B.A. Philosophy (honors)
Yale University
1971


JURIS DOCTOR

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University
2001


University of Texas School of Law
with honors
2000


South Texas College of Law
1984

L.L.M., International Law
University of Houston Law Center
2015

L.L.M., Health Law
University of Houston Law Center
2015


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



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2002


2000


1984


1974



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, 14th Court of Appeals
2019-present



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


District Judge
201st Civil District Court

2011-present





Judge
95th District Court

Dallas County
1981-1986



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

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

  • 2002-2010: Attorney; McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P
  • Attorney, Carrington Coleman

  • Managing Member, Zimmerer & Associates, PLLC (2015-present)
  • International Law Studies, University of Houston (2013-15)
  • Health Law Studies, University of Houston (2013-15)
  • Corporate Counsel and VP, Human Resources, Net Integrated Services, Inc. (1995-96)
  • Managing Partner, Zimmerer & Associates (1984-95)

  • 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. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas

  • 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




  • Rising Star for general civil litigation, Texas Law & Politics Magazine [2007, 2008 & 2009]
  • Austin Young Lawyer of the Year [2010]
  • Austin Under 40 for the Legal Industry [2011]




  • 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

2018 Texas General Election
Judge, 201st Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2014 Texas General Election
Judge, 201st Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2010 Texas General Election
Judge, 201st Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2018 Texas General Election
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
51.21% v. Brett Busby (R)

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary Election
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
51.20% v. Joseph R. Willie, II (D)

2012 Texas Democratic Party Primary Election
14th Court of Appeals, Place 3
51.20% v. Joseph R. Willie, II (D)


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)



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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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