Twelfth Court of Appeals

Justices 
Photo of Chief Justice James T. Worthen

Chief Justice James T. Worthen

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James T. "Jim" Worthen is a seventh generation Texan who was born in Conroe and grew up in Big Sandy. He graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1978, and later earned a M.A. degree from there in 1999. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1980 and his L.L.M.... Read more

Photo of Justice Brian Hoyle

Justice Brian Hoyle

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Brian Hoyle is a life-long Texan who was born in Arlington and raised in Mansfield. He graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991. He received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 1994. After clerking for Texas Farm Bureau in Waco, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William... Read more

Photo of Justice Greg Neeley

Justice Greg Neeley

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Greg Neeley grew up in Victoria. He graduated with a B.A degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979 and received his J.D. from Texas Tech Law School in 1982. After law school, he moved to Longview to work for the Gregg County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases. In January 1984, he... Read more