Ken Molberg (Democrat Candidate)
Judge Ken Molberg is presiding judge of the 95th Civil District Court in Dallas County. He also served as a local administrative district judge. Before being elected in 2008, he was in practice for more than 30 years.
Molberg received a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of North Texas, where he served as editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily, and a law degree from the Southern Methodist University School of law, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers and managing editor of what is now the SMU Law Review. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1976.
Jim Pikl (Republican Candidate)
Jim Pikl is a trial and appellate attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience involving hundreds of cases in state and federal courts on subjects as diverse as parental rights, Constitutional issues, complex commercial and consumer litigation, class actions and the right to life. He has been involved in more than 500 civil, criminal and family lawsuits and over 70 appellate matters, and has published numerous law review articles and legal articles on topics such as usury law, arbitration, attorney’s fees, the DTPA and the federal Robinson-Patman Act.
Pikl received bachelor’s degrees in economics and mathematics from Eastern Washington University, a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was managing editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1986 and is board certified in consumer and commercial law, a board certification only held by about 73 attorneys in Texas.
Pikl has been endorsed by TLRPAC, the Texas Civil Justice League PAC and former Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley.