Supreme Court

Justices 
Photo of Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

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Nathan L. Hecht is the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. He has been elected to the Court six times, first in 1988 as a Justice, and most recently in 2014 as Chief Justice. He is the longest-serving Member of the Court in Texas history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Throughout his service... Read more

Photo of Justice Paul W. Green

Justice Paul W. Green

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Justice Green was elected to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2004. Before joining the Court, he served for 10 years as a Justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio. A native of San Antonio, Justice Green received his business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and his law degree from St. Mary's University... Read more

Photo of Justice Phil Johnson

Justice Phil Johnson

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Justice Johnson was appointed to the Court on March 15, 2005, by Gov. Rick Perry. He was serving as chief justice of the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo at the time of his appointment. He was elected to the Seventh Court of Appeals in 1998 and was elected chief justice in 2002. He practiced law from 1975 until 1998 with... Read more

Photo of Justice Don R. Willett

Justice Don R. Willett

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Don Willett was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas in August 2005 and elected to a full term in November 2006. Before assuming the bench, Justice Willett was a Deputy Texas Attorney General, serving as chief legal adviser to Attorney General Greg Abbott on the complete array of major legal issues confronting Texas. Before that, Justice Willett was Deputy Assistant Attorney... Read more

Photo of Justice Eva Guzman

Justice Eva Guzman

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Justice Eva Guzman has served at three levels of the Texas judiciary. In 2009 she was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Rick Perry. She was elected to a full term in November 2010, when she became the first Hispanic woman elected to state-wide office in Texas. Before her appointment, Justice Guzman served for almost... Read more

Photo of Justice Debra Lehrmann

Justice Debra Lehrmann

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Debra H. Lehrmann was appointed to the Court by Governor Rick Perry on June 21, 2010. Before her appointment, she served as the District Judge of the 360th District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, and served as a family law judge in Tarrant County for 22 years. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Justice Lehrmann graduated from the University of... Read more

Photo of Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd

Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd

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Jeffrey S. Boyd joined the Court on December 3, 2012, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to fill Justice Dale Wainwright's unexpired term. Wainwright resigned September 30.Justice Boyd was the governor's chief of staff since September 2011. Before that he was Gov. Perry's general counsel. Boyd is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and earned his law degree summa cum laude from... Read more

Photo of Justice John Phillip Devine

Justice John Phillip Devine

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Justice John Devine was elected to the Supreme Court of Texas in November 2012. He previously served for seven years as judge of the 190th state district court in Harris County and for nine years as an appointed special judge for the Harris County justice of the peace courts. A native of Indiana, Justice Devine attended Ball State University, graduating in... Read more

Photo of Justice Jeff Brown

Justice Jeff Brown

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Jeff Brown was appointed to Texas Supreme Court by Governor Rick Perry in September 2013 to replace Justice Nathan L. Hecht after Hecht's appointment as chief justice. Justice Brown took his oath October 3. Since 2007 he had been a justice on Houston's 14th Court of Appeals. From 2001 into 2007 he served as judge of the 55th District Court. In 2009... Read more