October 15, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed John M. Bailey of Cisco as justice of the 11th Court of Appeals, effective Oct. 31, 2013, for a term to expire at the next general election.
Bailey is a senior staff attorney of the 11th Court of Appeals. He is a former associate attorney at Glandon and Scarborough PC, and a former law clerk for Chief Justice Austin McCloud of the 11th Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Appellate Section, Cisco College Board of Regents, and Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys. He is also a past member of the Abilene Bar Association, past member and past president of the Abilene Young Lawyers Association, president of the Cisco Livestock Show Association, a volunteer for the Cisco Senior Nutrition Program, and past president of the Eastland County Museum Association.
Bailey received a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.