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Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmen Symes Dusek to the 51st Judicial District Court in Coke, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green Counties for a for a term set to expire December 31, 2020, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Carmen Symes Dusek of San Angelo is senior counsel at Jackson Walker, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas…

Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

The Dallas Morning News just endorsed Justice Jeff Brown in the race for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6. Justice Brown has served on the Texas Supreme Court since 2013 with prior judicial service on Texas’ Fourteenth Court of Appeals since 2007. Justice Brown is running against Democratic challenger Kathy Cheng in the Texas General Election on…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Bailey As Chief Justice Of Eleventh Court Of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Bailey as Chief Justice of the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. John Bailey of Cisco has served on the Eleventh Court of Appeals since October 2013, and previously served as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Court of…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott: SD19 Special Election Runoff Scheduled for Sep. 18th

WHEREAS, the resignation of Senator Carlos Uresti, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas State Senate District No. 19, which consists of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties and…

Governor Abbott Names Jeffrey Oldham General Counsel

Governor Abbott Names Jeffrey Oldham General Counsel

Governor Greg Abbott today named Jeff Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously worked as a private practice attorney at Bracewell LLP in Houston, TX. In that role, Jeff presented…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Gov. Abbott Sets HD 125 Special Runoff Election Date for March 12th

Governor Greg Abbott set the special election runoff date for Texas House District 125 for March 12, 2019 with early voting by personal appearing starting on March 4, 2019. The seat was vacated by (then) Rep. Justin Rodriguez following his appointment as Bexar County Commissioner in January. The 5-way special election was held February 12th, with Ray Lopez (D-San Antonio) and Freddie…

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby To Texas Supreme Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brett Busby to the Supreme Court of Texas for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020. Busby’s appointment follows the retirement of Justice Phil Johnson. “It is a distinct honor to appoint Brett Busby to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Brett’s respect for the Constitution and his…

Senators Reintroduce LFTA Bill on Litigation Funding Industry

Senators Reintroduce LFTA Bill on Litigation Funding Industry

Billions of dollars are being invested in lawsuits by sophisticated hedge funds that, according to some of these firms, yield huge money for them. Yet neither the defendant, nor in many cases the actual plaintiffs, have any idea that this is happening. That’s why today, Sens. Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, and Ben Sasse reintroduced the Litigation Funding Transparency Act…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Sets HD 145 Special Runoff for March 5th

Governor Greg Abbott set the HD 145 Special Election Runoff between democratic candidates Christina Morales and Melissa Noriega for March 5, 2019. The seat was vacated by Sen. Carol Alvarado following her successful bid for Texas Senate District 6 in December, with Morales & Noriega emerging as the two frontrunners in the highly contested 8-way Harris County race in late…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Stretcher To Eleventh Court Of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keith Stretcher to the Eleventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Keith Stretcher of Midland is the former city attorney for the City of Midland, serving for 23 years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Midland County Bar Association…

Governor Abbott Appoints Dusek To 51st Judicial District Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Neill To Tenth Court Of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Neill to the Tenth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. John Neill of Burleson is judge of the 18th Judicial District Court, serving over 20 years. He is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Johnson County Bar Association…


TCJL Journal
Fall 2019

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal
  • 2019 Legislators of the Year
  • 86th Legislative Session Report
  • Texas Civil Justice League Amicus Report
  • Eminent Domain: Why S.B. 421 was a Litigation Nightmare
  • Interim Study to Take Another Look at Judicial Selection
  • Paid or Incurred: Next Frontier of Tort Reform? Close Paid or Incurred Loophole

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