The Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas is now accepting nominations for this year’s Texas Appellate Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame posthumously honors advocates and judges who made a lasting mark on appellate practice in the state of Texas.

The section will honor this year’s Hall of Fame inductees at a presentation and ceremony during the State Bar’s Advanced Civil Appellate Practice course scheduled for September 5-6, 2024.

Nominations should be submitted in writing no later than Thursday, May 30, 2024, to An individual’s nomination in a prior year will not necessarily carry over to this year. As a result, if you nominated someone previously and would like to ensure his or her consideration for induction this year, you should resubmit the nomination and nomination materials.

Nominations should include the nominator’s contact information, the nominee’s bio or CV, the nominee’s photo if available, and all the reasons for the nomination, including the nominee’s unique contributions to the practice of appellate law in the state.

Nominations will be considered based upon some or all the following criteria: written and oral advocacy, professionalism, faithful service to the citizens of the state of Texas, mentorship of newer appellate attorneys, pro bono service, participation in appellate continuing legal education, and other indicia of excellence in the practice of appellate law in the state of Texas.