Friends and Fellow Texans,
I have been honored since 2010 to serve the twenty-four 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. And I am proud to say that with your support and the hard work of my colleagues on the court, we have been able to make the Third Court of Appeals one of the most productive, efficient intermediate appellate courts in Texas.
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!