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. Professional Experience: COURT OF... 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

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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

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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

Photo of Justice Frances Bourliot

Justice Frances Bourliot

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Justice Frances Bourliot was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018

Photo of Justice Jerry Zimmerer

Justice Jerry Zimmerer

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Jerry Zimmerer was elected Justice 14th Court of Appeals in November 2018. Jerry received his undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University, JD from South Texas College of Law Houston, and both Masters of Laws (Health Law and International Law) from the University of Houston Law Center. He completed his legal internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ethics Section, and is... Read more

Photo of Justice Charles A. Spain

Justice Charles A. Spain

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Justice Charles A. Spain was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018

Photo of Justice Meagan Hassan

Justice Meagan Hassan

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Justice Meagan Hassan was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018

Photo of Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant

Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant

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Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant was elected to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on November 6, 2018. Prior to election, she had over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, having served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases in a broad range of civil and criminal matters in many counties in the State of Texas. Her legal expertise includes... Read more