TLRPAC Endorses J.J. Koch for Election to the 5th Court of Appeals
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—October 30, 2023
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Judge J.J. Koch of Dallas for election as chief justice on the 5th Court of Appeals, which covers Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
“Texas judges make critical decisions every day that impact our families and our freedoms, particularly on our intermediate appellate courts, which are often the last stop for some of the most consequential decisions affecting our state,” TLRPAC General Counsel Lee Parsley said. “With experience in both the criminal and civil sides of the docket, Judge J.J. Koch is uniquely prepared to serve on this active appellate court. He is committed to fairness, the rule of law and efficiency in the courtroom. TLRPAC is proud to support him.”
Koch was appointed to Dallas County Criminal District Court #2 by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2023 and is the former Dallas County commissioner for District 2. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office before entering private practice handling civil litigation, as well as criminal investigations and employment matters for the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police. He has also worked in business and legal technology in various capacities.
Koch is a member of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments Advisory Committee. He has served as a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and as a board member and treasurer of the Highland Park United Methodist Church Child Development Program. He has also worked with Habitat for Humanity and been a volunteer wrestling coach at Bishop Lynch High School and Scots Wrestling Club.
Koch received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
TLRPAC is the political arm of Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR), the largest civil justice reform organization in Texas. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with 16,300 supporters residing in more than 900 Texas communities and representing 1,255 different businesses, professions and trades.
For more information about TLRPAC, please visit www.tlrpac.com.
Pol. Adv. paid for by Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC