Candidate Info


About the Candidate...

  • S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT
  • J.D. from Harvard Law School
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas since 1984
  • 34 years specializing in Appellate Advocacy
  • 3.5 years as an Assistant District Attorney (practiced before the 2nd Court of Appeals and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals)
  • 25 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, including serving as Appellate Section Chief (practiced before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Northern District of Texas Courts)
  • 6 years in private practice
  • Extensive experience writing briefs and presenting oral argument
  • Associate Pastor, Legacy Fellowship Church, Fort Worth
  • Coach, Fort Worth Hornets Youth Basketball Association, Inc.
  • Past Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Fort Worth
  • Past President, Black Women Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • Past Board Member, YWCA (Tarrant County)
  • Multiple awards for legal work and community service


About the Second Court of Appeals...

Texas is divided into 14 courts of appeals.  The 14 courts of appeals have intermediate appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases appealed from district or county courts.  Each court of appeals has jurisdiction in a specific geographical region of the state.  The Second Court of Appeals covers 12 counties (Archer, Cooke, Clay, Hood, Jack, Montague, Parker, Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Young, Wichita).

Appeals in the courts of appeals are usually heard by a panel of three justices, unless an en banc hearing is ordered in a particular case, in which instance all the justices of a court hear and consider the case.

Courts of Appeal are the ONLY courts to which an individual has an ABSOLUTE right to appeal.

There are seven justices on the Second Court of Appeals.   Three places will be up for election in November 2020.  I am running as a Democrat for Place 6 -- the only Democrat in the race for a seat on the Second Court of Appeals.  I believe that voters deserve to have a choice on their ballot!


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