First Court of Appeals

Justices & Clerks 
Chief Justice (Created 1892)
Name of Judge Dates
Christopher Columbus Garrett 1892 - 1905
Waltus H. Gill 1905 - 1907
Robert A. Pleasants 1907 - 1938
Walter E. Monteith 1939 - 1953
William P. Hamblen, Jr. 1953 - 1957
Gaius C. Gannon 1957
Spurgeon E. Bell 1957 - 1973
Thomas F. Coleman 1973 - 1981
Frank G. Evans 1981 - 1991
Alice Oliver-Parrott 1991 - 1996
Michael H. Schneider 1996 - 2002
Sherry Radack 2002 - present
Justice Place 2 (Created 1892)
Name of Judge Dates
Frank A. Williams 1892 - 1899
Waltus H. Gill* 1899 - 1905
T.S. Reece 1905 - 1915
Charles E. Lane 1915 - 1936
T.H. Cody 1937 - 1957
Spurgeon E. Bell* 1957
Ewing Werlein 1957 - 1967
Phil Peden 1967 - 1981
Frank C. Price 1981 - 1982
Ben G. Levy 1983 - 1988
Jon N. Hughes 1989 - 1992
Gaynelle Griffin Jones 1992
Adele Hedges 1992 - 2003
Jane Bland 2003 - present
Justice Place 3 (Created 1892)
Name of Judge Dates
H. Clay Pleasants 1892 - 1899
Robert A. Pleasants* 1899 - 1907
Seldon A. McMeans 1907 - 1916
George W. Graves 1917 - 1955
Gaius G. Gannon* 1955 - 1957
Phil W. Woodruff 1957 - 1961
Tom F. Coleman* 1961 - 1973
Frank G. Evans* 1973 - 1981
Arthur D. Dyess, Jr. 1981 - 1982
Freeman M. Bullock 1983 - 1984
D. Camille Hutson-Dunn 1985 - 1996
Samuel M. Nuchia 1997 - 2008
Jim Sharp 2009 - 2014
Russell Lloyd 2015 - present
Justice Place 4 (Created 1978)
Name of Judge Dates
James F. Warren 1978 - 1990
Michael H. Schneider* 1990
Davie L. Wilson 1990 - 2002
Evelyn Keyes 2002 - present
Justice Place 5 (Created 1978)
Name of Judge Dates
Henry E. Doyle 1978 - 1984
Kenneth M. Hoyt 1985 - 1988
Richard E. Stephanow 1988
Margaret Garner Mirabal 1988 - 2002
Laura Carter Higley 2003 - present
Justice Place 6 (Created 1978)
Name of Judge Dates
James P. Wallace 1978 - 1980
Jackson B. Smith, Jr. 1981 - 1988
Michol O'Connor 1989 - 2000
Scott A. Brister 2001
Sherry Radack* 2001 - 2002
George C. Hanks, Jr. 2002 - 2010
Harvey G. Brown 2010 - present
Justice Place 7 (Created 1981)
Name of Judge Dates
Sam H. Bass, Jr. 1981 - 1993
Eric Andell 1993 - 2000
Terry Jennings 2001 - present
Justice Place 8 (Created 1981)
Name of Judge Dates
F. Lee Duggan, Jr. 1981 - 1994
Tim Taft 1995 - 2009
Michael C. Massengale 2009 - present
Justice Place 9 (Created 1981)
Name of Judge Dates
Allen L. Stilley 1981 - 1982
Murry B. Cohen 1983 - 2002
Elsa Alcala 2002 - 2011
Rebeca A. Huddle 2011 - present
Clerk (Created 1892)
Name of Clerk Dates
S.D. Reeves 1892 - 1893
H.M. Knight 1893 - 1907
H.L. Garrett 1908 - 1947
Ralph W. Richeson 1947 - 1955
Rola Hamm 1955 - 1971
Marian I. (Maribelle) Reich 1971 - 1982
Kathryn N. Cox 1982 - 1993
Margie Thompson 1993 - 2005
M. Karinne McCullough 2005 - 2012
Christopher A. Prine 2012 - present
  1. * Later became Chief Justice