Texas Supreme Court Justice Resigns

Ceiling of the Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright announced this week that he will be resigning effective September 30.  Justice Wainwright will join Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s Austin office.

The former Harris County district judge was elected to the Texas Supreme Court in November 2002 and is the third longest-serving justice on the Texas Supreme Court.

Gov. Rick Perry will appoint a successor to complete Justice Wainwright’s term, which ends in 2014. The appointment will be subject to Senate confirmation.