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Gov. Perry Appoints Thomas as Judge of the 160th Judicial District Court

Friday, January 06, 2006  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Nancy A. Thomas of Dallas as judge of the 160th Judicial District Court serving Dallas County. Thomas will serve for a term until the next general election. Thomas currently has a general civil law practice and is a member of the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Association. She previously served as an associate judge of the Civil District Courts of Dallas County where she spent extensive time on the bench. Thomas is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She is a director of the State Bar of Texas and currently serves on the executive committee. Thomas was president of the Dallas Bar Association in 2002, and has served as vice president, chairman of the board of directors, and in other leadership positions for the association for many years. Thomas was also president of the Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund and is currently a trustee and vice president of the Dallas Bar Foundation, having served as secretary/treasurer last year. She is a current fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation. Thomas also served as president of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers in 1988 and was a briefing attorney to Chief Justice Clarence A. Guittard of the Dallas Court of Appeals after graduating from law school. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a law degree from Baylor Law School where she served on the law school board of governors and as associate editor of the Baylor Law Review. This appointment is subject to senate confirmation.

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