Tenth Court of Appeals

Justice Rex Davis 
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Justice Rex Davis pursued undergraduate studies at Temple Junior College and University of Texas at Austin. He received his J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law, Cum Laude, in May, 1974. He initially came to the Tenth Court of Appeals in May, 1996. He was named Outstanding Young Lawyer for 1982 by the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association. He is a past president of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association. He served as Chief Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals from 1996-2003

In the fall of 1998 and 2002, he served as a Justice by temporary designation on the Supreme Court of Texas. In 1999-2000, he was Chair of the Council of Intermediate Chief Justices. He was a board member, Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas from 1999-2002.

From 2003 until 2008 he returned to and practiced law in Central Texas. In 2008 he was elected to a six (6) year term as a Justice on the Tenth Court of Appeals and was re-elected to another term in 2014.

He is a Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, and Member, College of the State Bar of Texas. He retired as an Adjunct Professor at the Baylor Law School after nineteen (19) years.

He is married to the former Donna Barnes and they have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.

He is a member and former teacher at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco.

He is also a retired Rotarian and former Little League coach.

He served as a school board member for four (4) years.

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