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Justice David Bridges
Party Republican
Education Texas Tech Law
Occupation Justice - 5th Dist Court of Appeals
Religion Christian
Marital Married
Children 1

Justice David Bridges


Thank you for your interest in my campaign for presiding judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. It has been an honor to have served you these past twenty years as a Justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals and I would consider it an honor to continue to serve you. This election, I encourage you to get involved and learn about your judiciary.

I ask for your vote and your continued support.

My career in law has been strong on public service. I began my legal carreer while still in law school helping indigent families and migrant workers with family law issues. I worked for the Palo Duro Legal Aid through the Presbyterian Church in West Texas. The State Bar allowed me to appear in court my third year in law school.

I went to work in the Smith County District Attorney's Office trying two or three DWI jury trials a week. I moved into the felony courts and tried every type of criminal offense. I was responsible for keeping murders, rapists and robbers off the street. After two years, I went to work in Upshur County for the District Attorney, and once again trying the tough cases.

In December of 1988, I left the District Attorney's office to become a senior trial attorney for the State Bar of Texas. I traveled all over the State of Texas disbarring unethical attorneys. In 1990, I was named Regional Counsel for the State Bar and was responsible for Dallas County and forty-four other counties. I went back to Austin and was named First Assistant and Chief of Litigation and handled all the attorney discipline cases in Texas.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of our Texas Judiciary in the greatest state and finest legal system in the world.

My opponent is currently on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and I ask you to Google her name Sharon Keller ethics.


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Submitted by john wertz on 2018-01-17 22:24:04



  • Solid, well-grounded background, including working summers on a farm, a stint in the US Army, and an air-considtioning plant to pay for college. Also worked as a petroluem landman securing oil and gas leases in the Appalachian Mountains. 
  • In law school, worked representing indigent families for the Palo Duro Legal Aid through the Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, Texas
  • Tried all types of criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney, Argued his first appellate case, a capital murder, before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1985.
  • As an attorney for the State Bar of Texas, he prosecuted attorneys for misconduct. Started as a senior litigator and became Regional Counsel for the Dallas region covering 44 counties.
  • He left the State Bar in 1992 and opened a private law office in Collin County until he took the bench.
  • As a Justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, he...  More


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