Texas Tech University

School of Law to Host Seventh Court of Appeals Proceedings

George Watson

September 27, 2018

Several law school graduates will argue cases before the court.


WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host the Seventh Court of Appeals for oral arguments.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 1)

WHERE: Hunt Courtroom, Texas Tech School of Law, 3311 18th St.

EVENT: Texas Tech School of Law students and the general public will have an opportunity to view proceedings of the Seventh Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo. Oral arguments will be heard in four cases on Monday (Oct. 1) beginning at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The court, which consists of Chief Justice Brian Quinn and Justices James T. Campbell, Patrick A. Pirtle and Judy Parker, has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in 46 Texas counties.

Quinn ('81), Pirtle ('77) and Parker ('85) earned their juris doctorates from the Texas Tech School of Law. Campbell and Pirtle also earned their bachelor's degrees from Texas Tech.

Several Texas Tech law alumni will argue cases before the court – Williams “Chance” Bryant ('16) and Joel Cook ('05), with the Law Offices of Wm. Everett Seymore, P.C.; Jacob Blizzard ('10), with Blizzard & Zimmerman, P.L.L.C.; Jeffrey Cluff ('99) and Meghan Mitchell ('16), with Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C.; Jeff Hartsell ('88), with the Lubbock City Attorney's Office; Allison Clayton ('07), with the Law Office of Allison Clayton, PLLC; and Jeffrey S. Ford ('07) and Lauren Murphree ('13), with the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office.

Also arguing before the court will be John L. Owen with the Potter County District Attorney's Office and John C. Grace with the Lubbock City Attorney's Office.

Photos are allowed as long as they do not disrupt court proceedings. Filming or recording proceedings are not allowed.

CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean of alumni relations and communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or ashley.langdon@ttu.edu