Friends and Fellow Texans,
I am honored to serve the 24 counties covered by Texas’ Third Court of Appeals. As the intermediate step between our trial courts and the Texas Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeals, the Third Court of Appeals plays a vital role and touches the lives of many Central Texans through an amazing breadth of issues.
My professional, family, and community experiences provide a solid foundation for my service. As Chief Justice, I have presided over a broad range of civil and criminal matters and developed a reputation as hard-working, fair, willing to listen, knowledgeable of the law, and decisive on the matters before the Court. As a partner in a large Texas law firm, and then as Texas’ Deputy Attorney General under Greg Abbott, I tried a host of significant lawsuits and earned Board Certification in Civil Trial Law. As a father of three, I’ve learned that patience is vital, the right decision may not always be the easy one, and consistency is a must. Through my involvement in the community, I know how important many of the issues that come before the Court can be to the people involved and the community as a whole.
Thanks to all who have expressed encouragement and enthusiasm for our work at the Court!