Governor Abbott Appoints Toth to Third Court Of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael “Mike” Toth to the Third Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Michael “Mike” Toth of Austin is senior counsel at Dykema Cox Smith, LLC. Previously, he served as special counsel and senior counsel in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, New York State Bar, Federalist Society, and the Navy Marine Corps Business Network…

Governor Abbott Names Jeffrey Oldham General Counsel

Governor Greg Abbott today named Jeff Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously worked as a private practice attorney at…

Criminal Charges Dropped Against Judge Rudy Delgado

Criminal charges dropped against Judge Rudy Delgado EDINBURG — Criminal charges against Judge Rudy Delgado were dismissed this afternoon, five years after his initial arrest. A Nueces County judge made the decision after hearing pretrial motions alleging the...

TCJL PAC 2018 Judicial Endorsements

The Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee has announced Primary Judicial Endorsements for 2018. TCJL PAC endorsements appear in both text and PDF versions ahead of commencement of early voting for the March 6, 2018 primary.

Trump nominates Andrew S. Oldham to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate an eleventh wave of judicial nominees as follows: If confirmed, Mark J. Bennett of Hawaiʻi will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mark Bennett is a director in the Honolulu firm Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, where he has practiced complex civil and appellate litigation and government relations since joining the firm in 2011. Prior to joining the…