Tenth Court of Appeals

Photo of Chief Justice Tom Gray

Chief Justice Tom Gray

Tom Gray was born in Madisonville, a rural Texas town, in 1956. He attended public school in Conroe, Texas. He received a BBA from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1978, graduating with honors. In 1979, he received an MBA in accounting from Texas A&M University. He practiced public accounting in Houston with the “big 8” firm of... Read more

Photo of Justice Matt Johnson

Justice Matt Johnson

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Matt Johnson was born and raised in Waco, Texas, and is a fourth generation Texan with deep roots in McLennan and Bosque Counties. He attended Waco public schools and graduated from Richfield High School.  He received his bachelors degree in business administration from Baylor University and his juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University, School of Law. He was licensed to practice... Read more

Photo of Justice Steven Lee Smith

Justice Steven Lee Smith

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Justice Smith was appointed to the Tenth Court of Appeals by Governor Greg Abbott effective August 6, 2021. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Smith served as Judge of the 361st District Court for Brazos County for more than 22 years, and as Judge of Brazos County Court at Law No. 1 from 1995-1998. Justice Smith is a graduate of Abilene... Read more