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UH Law Center alumni named Judges of the Year by TACTA

Judge Jeffery V. Brown ‘95 Justice Julie Countiss ‘02

June 22, 2023 — The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists recently recognized two University of Houston Law Center alumni during an annual awards ceremony.

Southern District of Texas Judge Jeffrey V. Brown, a 1995 UHLC graduate, was named the Trial Judge of the Year, while 1st Court of Appeals Justice Julie Countiss, a 2002 UHLC graduate, was honored as the Appellate Judge of the Year.

The awards event at the end of May was attended by members of the legal community including judges, attorneys, and court personnel. TACTAS has been dedicated to improving “the availability, accessibility and quality of the services of civil trial and appellate lawyers to the public” for more than 30 years.

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