11th COURT OF APPEALS

Place 3

W. Stacy Trotter*
(R) – Odessa

PARTY AFFILIATION

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
Texas 11th Court of Appeals
Place 3

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A. cum laude
Texas Tech University
1981

JURIS DOCTOR

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Texas Tech School of Law
1984

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

1984

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE


    Justice, Texas 11th Court of Appeals
    2020-Present

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • State District Judge, 358th District Court of Ector County 2014-2020
  • State District Judge, 244th District Court of Ector County 2004-2011
  • Local Administrative Judge, Ector County District Courts 2006-2011 and 2015-2020
  • LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Attorney/Mediator, Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, 2011-2014
  • Attorney, Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, 1984-2004
  • COURTS ADMITTED TO


      All Texas state courts
      U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
      U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas

    JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

    • Rated AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019 (has maintained this rating since 1994)
    • Recipient, 2014 Heritage Foundation of Odessa Community Statesman Award (Law)

    PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS


    2018 Texas General Election

    District Judge, 358th Judicial District
    100%; unpposed


    2014 Texas General Election

    District Judge, 358th Judicial District
    100%, unopposed


    2010 Texas General Election

    District Judge, 244th Judicial District
    100%, unopposed


    2006 Texas General Election

    District Judge, 244th Judicial District
    100%, unopposed


    2004 Texas General Election

    District Judge, 244th Judicial District
    59.66% vs. Mike Holmes

    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

    KEY ENDORSEMENTS

    JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

    OTHER INFORMATION

  • Charter Member, West Texas Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates: Chapter President (2008-09; 2009-10);
  • National Board Representative (2013-15), Chapter Vice-President (2017-18; 2018-19)
  • Former Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Board Member 1995-97; 1997-99; 2003-04; 2012-13; 2013-14)
  • Former Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Prime Member 2011-14)
  • Former Member, lnternational Association of lnsurance Defense Counsel (1992-2004)
  • Former Member, Defense Research lnstitute (DRl) (1988-2004, 2011-14)
  • INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON

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    *Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
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