A Message from Justice Brett Busby

Thank you to the voters of my district for electing me to a full term, and special thanks to everyone who helped with the campaign!

Thank you for visiting my website. I was recently elected to a six-year term on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals after being appointed to the Court in June 2012.

I have the right experience for this position: I have specialized in appeals for fourteen years, and I am Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. I began my legal career as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, and I was a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP before taking the bench. Super Lawyers named me one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas in 2012. 

The attorneys in my district chose me as the best candidate for this position in three anonymous polls: I won the State Bar of Texas Judicial Poll and the Houston Bar Association Preference Poll, and I was overwhelmingly rated the most "well qualified" candidate in this race in the Houston Bar Association Qualification Poll.* 

Please visit my Bio page to learn more about my legal experience, community involvement, and personal background.

I believe that a judge must be fair to all parties and apply the law as written, not legislate from the bench. Texans deserve to have well-qualified, hard-working judges who share this philosophy of judicial restraint. That is why I ask for your support.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals hears appeals of civil, criminal, and family law cases from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington Counties. I appreciate your interest, and I am honored to serve you on this Court.

Sincerely,

*Bar polls are not endorsements by the bar associations.
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