The Fifth Court of Appeals is the largest intermediate appellate court in the State of Texas. We hear in excess of 1,500 cases per year, both civil and criminal. Since becoming a Justice on the 5th Court of Appeals in 2014, I have authored over 400 opinions and participated on the panels of nearly 1,300 civil and criminal cases. Prior to taking the judicial bench, I spent 21 years as an appellate prosecutor and have argued cases in appellate courts across the state, including the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, our highest criminal court.





“A man of great character, Craig is one of the smartest people I know. He wears his intelligence well, never taking himself too seriously but always emanating the confidence of true scholarship. He will make us all proud continuing as a Justice on the Court of Appeals.”

Kenda Culpepper, Criminal District Attorney

Rockwall County, TX

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