Court History

Wallace B. Jefferson 
Photo of Wallace B. Jefferson

September 20, 2004 to October 1, 2013

Appointed September 14, 2004, by Governor Rick Perry to fill Phillips' vacancy. Appointed to the Court in Place 4 in March 2001 by Perry to complete former Justice Al Gonzales' unexpired term. Chief Justice Jefferson was elected in 2006 to finish the remaining two years of Phillips' term, then re-elected in 2008 to a full term. He resigned October 1, 2013, to return to private law practice.