Fourteenth Court of Appeals

Justices 
Photo of Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost

Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost

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Appointed to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in early 1999 by then-Governor George W. Bush and elevated to Chief Justice in 2013 by then-Governor Rick Perry, Kem Frost is the longest serving justice on the Houston courts of appeals. Before taking the bench, she enjoyed a 15-year civil trial and appellate practice, with an emphasis on business litigation.   Prior Professional Experience: Justice,... Read more

Photo of Justice William J. Boyce

Justice William J. Boyce

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Bill Boyce was appointed to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in December 2007 after practicing law for 18 years as an associate and partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. While in private practice he argued more than 60 cases in appellate courts throughout Texas and across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been board... Read more

Photo of Justice Tracy Christopher

Justice Tracy Christopher

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Tracy Christopher was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals in December 2009. Prior to her appointment, Justice Christopher was the judge of the 295th District Court for 15 years, and was highly rated as a trial judge. She was honored as Appellate Judge of the Year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists in 2013. She... Read more

Photo of Justice Martha Hill Jamison

Justice Martha Hill Jamison

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Judge Martha Hill Jamison was elected to the 14th Court of Appeals in 2010. A mediator and a trial judge before coming to the court, Judge Jamison is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Judge Jamison previously served as judge of the... Read more

Photo of Justice Brett Busby

Justice Brett Busby

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Brett Busby was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Perry in June 2012 and elected to a full term in November 2012. He is an experienced appellate litigator and a former partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Houston. He is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School, where he taught... Read more

Photo of Justice John Donovan

Justice John Donovan

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Justice John Donovan was elected to the 14th Court of Appeals in November 2012. Justice Donovan took his oath of office on January 1, 2013 to begin serving his six-year term at the Court. Prior to his election to the 14thCOurt, Justice Donovan was elected to the 113th Texas State District Court in November 2010 and presided as Judge of... Read more

Photo of Justice Marc Brown

Justice Marc Brown

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Marc W. Brown was appointed to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in October 2013 and was elected to that position in 2014.  Prior to joining the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Brown presided over the 180th District Court of Harris County for three years. Before taking the trial bench, Brown served in the Harris County District Attorney's Office for twenty-two years.  As... Read more

Photo of Justice Ken Wise

Justice Ken Wise

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Justice Ken Wise was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Perry in October 2013. Prior to his appointment, Justice Wise served as the judge of the 334th Judicial District Court, administrative judge of Harris County, and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Justice Wise is also a former judge of the 152nd... Read more

Photo of Justice Kevin Jewell

Justice Kevin Jewell

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Justice Kevin Jewell was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 8, 2016.  Prior to his election, Justice Jewell was a litigation and appellate shareholder at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Houston, Texas, where he chaired the firm’s appellate practice group.  Before taking the bench, he handled hundreds of appeals and presented oral argument in over... Read more