Ninth Court of Appeals

Justices 

Chief Justice Steve McKeithen

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Steve McKeithen was born on March 17, 1952, in Harris County, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1976 from the University of Houston. In 1984, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from South Texas College of Law. In 1989, he left private practice and joined the Montgomery County Attorney's Office as a prosecutor.... Read more

Justice Charles Kreger

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Charles Kreger was born on June 27, 1959, in Klein, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1982 from the University of Houston. In 1985, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. For 18 years, his law practice emphasized business and consumer litigation, from both prosecution and defense, as... Read more

Justice Leanne Johnson

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In 2013, Governor Rick Perry appointed Johnson to serve as a Justice on the Ninth Court of Appeals. She was then elected to the Court by the voters in 2014. She is the first woman to serve on the Ninth Court of Appeals in the history of the Court. Justice Johnson graduated magna cum laude in 1983 from Southern Arkansas University... Read more

Justice Hollis Horton

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Justice Horton grew up in a small farming community in Northwest Texas on land that was part of the XIT ranch. His family, at various times, owned farms, ranches, a hardware store, a farm implement company, a drilling company, a pump company, and a bank. Hollis worked in many of these businesses while growing up: his work experience has varied... Read more