TLRPAC Endorses Justice Jaime Tijerina for Chief Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—June 8, 2023
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN—Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Justice Jaime Tijerina of Mission for chief justice of the 13th Court of Appeals, which serves the Corpus Christi and Edinburg areas.
“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. “Justice Tijerina has served our nation and our state honorably, first as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and then as a city attorney and judge. Throughout his time on the bench—including his four years on the 13th Court of Appeals—Justice Tijerina has demonstrated a commitment to upholding the rule of law. TLRPAC is proud to endorse him.”
Justice Tijerina currently serves in Place 4 on the 13th Court of Appeals. He previously served as judge of the 464th, 93rd and 92nd District courts and as a city attorney for the city of Mission. He was also the Kenedy County attorney for 12 years, and worked in private practice in Mission.
Justice Tijerina is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He served as command judge advocate for the 211th Regional Support Group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Tikrit, Iraq in 2009, and as legal advisor to the National Police Legal Affairs in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012. Tijerina was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Justice Tijerina is a member of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Alumni Advisory Board, a former board member and board secretary for the Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, and former board member and president of the University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association. He is also a former panel member and chair of the State Bar of Texas District 13 Grievance Committee and a former board member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association and Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association. Justice Tijerina was recently elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Prosecutor’s Society, and is a member of The College of The State Bar of Texas.
Justice Tijerina received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas–Pan American and a law degree from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
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