Eleventh Court of Appeals


Chief Justice John M. Bailey

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Chief Justice John M. Bailey has served on the 11th Court of Appeals since October 2013 when he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a justice on the court. He subsequently won a contested 2014 Republican Primary for an unexpired term and ran unopposed for a full term in 2016. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Chief Justice Bailey as... 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 Keith Stretcher

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Justice Keith Stretcher was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott on January 7, 2019, to serve on the Eleventh Court of Appeals.  Justice Stretcher lives in Midland.  He and his wife, Sheryl, have lived in Midland for over 35 years. Justice Stretcher graduated summa cum laude from East Texas State University in 1976 and received a Bachelor of Science degree.  He graduated... Read more