First Court of Appeals

Current Clerk 
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Court Clerk

Christopher A. Prine was appointed as the Clerk of the First Court of Appeals in 2013. The Court made the appointment pursuant to Texas Constitution article V, section 5a. Mr. Prine also serves as Clerk of the Court for the 14th Court of Appeals. Mr. Prine was first appointed as Clerk of the Court for the 14th Court of Appeals August 1, 2008, and in 2012 he was reappointed for a second term. After law school, Mr. Prine served as a briefing attorney at the 14th Court of appeals and in 1998 he served as a chambers attorney at the 1st Court of Appeals. Mr. Prine's private practice focused on insurance defense and probate and estate litigation.

Mr. Prine received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.