Gov. Perry Appoints Waldrop as Justice of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Alan Waldrop of Austin as justice of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas. He will serve for a term until the next general election when he may opt to run for a full term.
"Alan Waldrop brings extensive experience in civil litigation to the 3rd Court of Appeals, as well as a reputation for fairness," Perry said. "He also brings a strong commitment that the role of the judiciary is to apply the law, not to legislate from the bench."
Waldrop is a partner in the litigation section of Locke Liddell & Sapp. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Travis County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Waldrop is a recipient of the State Bar of Texas' W. Frank Newton Award for pro bono legal services to the poor and is a former member of the American Inns of Court. He is a life member of the Texas Bar Foundation and a volunteer lawyer with Volunteer Legal Services Family Law Clinic.
Waldrop served as executive editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law from 1986 to 1987 and was an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law from 1993 to 2000.
He received an undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from the University of Texas Law School, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers, a national organization that honors scholastic achievement of law school students.