Seventh Court of Appeals

Justice Patrick A. Pirtle 
Photo of Justice Patrick A. Pirtle

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Justice on the Seventh Court of Appeals since 2006. Admitted to the Texas Bar, 1977; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Texas Tech University (B.A. 1974)

Legal Education

Texas Tech School of Law (J.D. 1977)

Prior Judicial Experience

District Judge, 251st Judicial District, Potter and Randall Counties, Texas (1989 – 2006); Justice, Seventh Court of Appeals (1988)

Prior Employment

Whittenburg, Whittenburg & Schachter (1988); Nickum & Pirtle (1985 – 1987); Sell, Griffin & Pirtle (1981 -1985); Sell & Griffin (1977 – 1981)

Professional Activities

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Judicial Fellow, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Director, Amarillo Bar Association; Director, Potter County Juvenile Board; Director, Randall County Juvenile Board; Director, Potter County Bail Bond Board; Director, Randall County Bail Bond Board; Member, Texas Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Panhandle Family Law Association; Member, Domestic Violence Task Force.