Second Court of Appeals

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Chief Justice Bonnie Sudderth

Prior to her appointment to the Second Court of Appeals in 2015, Justice Bonnie Sudderth served as a trial court judge for 25 years – six years as a judge and chief judge of the Fort Worth Municipal Courts and almost 19 years as a state district judge in Tarrant County. For almost 20 years, Judge Sudderth has also served as... Read more

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Justice Sue Walker

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Justice Sue Walker was elected to serve on the Second Court of Appeals in 2001. For the past twenty years, she has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to commencing her judicial service, Justice Walker was a solo practitioner practicing civil and criminal appellate law. She is a former adjunct professor... Read more

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Justice Bill Meier

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Justice Bill Meier grew up in Waco, Texas, and graduated from University High School in 1958. Afterwards he attended Tarleton State College on a basketball scholarship and received a two-year associate degree in science. Justice Meier moved to Austin, Texas, in 1961 to attend the University of Texas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Doctor... Read more

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Justice Lee Gabriel

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Justice Gabriel was born in Fort Worth and grew up in San Angelo. She received her Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in Political Science from Texas Tech University and graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law Cum Laude. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Halbert O. Woodward, Chief Federal District Judge for the Northern District of... Read more

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Justice Elizabeth Kerr

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Justice Kerr grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating from White Station High School in 1974. She became a Texan when she matriculated at Rice University in Houston, obtaining a B.A. in English and Art History in 1978, followed by a J.D. from the University of Texas in 1982. Immediately following law school, Justice Kerr spent two years as a briefing... Read more

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Justice Mark T. Pittman

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Justice Mark T. Pittman was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Second Court of Appeals on January 6, 2017.  Previously, Pittman served as judge of the 352nd District Court in Tarrant County.  Prior to his judicial career, Pittman was an Enforcement Attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Fort Worth.  While at the SEC, he... Read more

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Justice J. Wade Birdwell

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J. Wade Birdwell of Arlington was appointed by Governor Greg Abbot to serve on the Second Court of Appeals on November 10, 2017.  Previously, Justice Birdwell served as judge of the 342nd Judicial District Court in Tarrant County.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, and the Tarrant County Bar... Read more