Eleventh Court of Appeals


Chief Justice Jim R. Wright

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Chief Justice Jim R. Wright resides near Eastland, Texas, with wife, Pat. They have seven children / step-children and fifteen grandchildren / step-grandchildren. Judge Wright graduated from Eastland High School in 1964. He received his undergraduate degree, BBA with concentration in accounting, from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. While at North Texas, he was elected into membership of national... Read more

Justice Mike Willson

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Justice Mike Willson was elected to the 11th Court of Appeals in 2012 and initially took office by Governor Perry’s appointment on November 30, 2012. Justice Willson lives in Midland and Abilene. Before joining the Court, Justice Willson had a trial and appellate practice as a shareholder at Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe and Dawson, P.C. in Midland. Before that, he was a... Read more

Justice John M. Bailey

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Justice John Bailey was appointed by Governor Rick Perry in October 2013 to succeed Justice Terry McCall as a Justice on the Eleventh Court of Appeals. Justice Bailey is a native of Cisco. He graduated from Cisco High School in 1985 as the valedictorian of his class. Justice Bailey subsequently attended Cisco Junior College, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree... Read more