State District Judge Bonnie Sudderth has been named to the bench of the Second Court of Appeals by Governor Perry. Her term is through the 2016 election.
Background of Judge Sudderth
Judge Sudderth has ably served as the judge of the 352nd Judicial District Court in Tarrant County since 1996. She has also taught at the Texas A&M University School of Law. She previously served as the chief judge of the Fort Worth Municipal Court.
Judge Sudderth is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member and past president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court and American Judges Association, life member of the American Inns of Court Alumni Association and Texas Bar Foundation, and a charter member of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.
She is a also fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and vice chair of the Rules Committee Trial Subcommittee, a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer and Employment Committee and Litigation Section, and past chair of the Municipal Judges Section of The State Bar of Texas.
Background of Mark Pittman
Mr. Pittman previously worked as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, senior attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and as a litigation attorney at the Kelly Hart and Hallman firm. He currently works for the Securities and Exchange Commission as an enforcement attorney.
More About The Second Court of Appeals
The Second Court of Appeals is composed of seven Justices and has jurisdiction over appeals from district and county courts in twelve north central Texas counties.
Cases include civil appeals in which the amount of the trial court’s judgment exceeds $250, exclusive of costs and interest, and all criminal appeals except appeals from cases in which the death penalty has been imposed, which are appealed directly to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
The Second Court of Appeals also has jurisdiction over original proceedings–such as writs of mandamus, injunction, prohibition, and habeas corpus–arising from cases in the twelve counties it serves.