Tenth Court of Appeals
Justice Al Scoggins was born in 1955 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He attended and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1973, later earning a BBA in accounting from Baylor University in 1977. In 1979, Justice Scoggins received his JD degree from Baylor University School of Law. After law school, he moved to Ennis, Texas and began practicing law in Ellis County with the firm of Young, Connaway and Scoggins until 1983 when he began his public service by being appointed as Ellis County Judge at age 28. He was elected to that position in 1984 and served in that capacity until March 1, 1985 when he was appointed as Judge of the Ellis County Court at Law where he tried criminal, civil and probate cases. He was reelected to that office in three elections.
In 1995, the 378th District Court was created to serve Ellis County and Justice Scoggins was selected by Governor George W. Bush as the first judge of that court. After four elections to the 378th District Court and after beginning his 27th year as trial judge, he was elected by the voters to a six (6) year term as a Justice on the Tenth Court of Appeals.
Justice Scoggins is married to the former Monica Novak. They have one daughter, Annie, who is a college student. They still live in the Ennis area and Justice Scoggins commutes to the Court in Waco.
- Rachelle Gee
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