UH Law Center alums make a strong showing in judicial midterm elections

Nov. 13, 2018 – University of Houston Law Center alumni landed a variety of judgeships in Harris County and across the state of Texas in the 2018 midterm election last week. Several graduates were elected as judges for the first time, while others were re-elected to their seats.

The following list features the names of newly-elected judges available at press time:

  • Jeff Brown '95 – Texas Supreme Court Justice, Place 6
  • Michelle Slaughter '04 – Criminal Appeals Court Judge, Place 8
  • Julie Countiss '02 – First Court of Appeals Justice, Place 7
  • Dori Contreras '90 – Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Chief Justice
  • Gina Benavides '98 Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice, Place 5
  • Frances Bourliot '07 Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justice, Place 5
  • Margaret Poissant '84 Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Place 8
  • Tanya Garrison '00 - 157th State District Court Judge
  • Danilo Lacayo '03 182nd State District Court Judge
  • Chris Morton '08 230th State District Court Judge
  • Josh Hill '05 – 232nd District Court Judge
  • Tristan Longino '11 – 245th Family District Court Judge
  • Janice Berg '08 – 247th Family District Court Judge
  • Sandra Peake '82 – 257th Family District Court Judge
  • Barbara J. Stalder '03 – 280th Family District Court Judge
  • Linda Marie Dunson LL.M. '09 – 309th family district court
  • Michelle Moore '06 - 314th Juvenile Court Judge
  • Kelley Andrews '07 – Misdemeanor County Courts at-law Judge No. 6
  • George Barnstone '93 – Civil County Courts At-Law Judge No. 1
  • Jim Kovach '91 – Civil County Courts At-Law Judge No. 2
  • Jason Cox '02 – Probate Court Judge No. 3
  • James Horwitz '77 - Probate Court Judge No. 4

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