Paul Womack and wife Sally L. Ray, who is a lawyer and licensed professional counselor, live in Georgetown.
Womack was born in 1947 and reared in Louisiana. He was graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970, and from the University of Texas School of Law in 1975. After a year of teaching in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law and two years of private practice in San Antonio, he became research assistant to Judge Truman Roberts of the Court of Criminal Appeals. When Judge Roberts retired at the end of 1982, Womack was appointed an assistant district attorney in Travis County. In 1987 he was appointed first assistant district attorney in Williamson County, where he practiced all phases of felony prosecution until taking the bench of the Court of Criminal Appeals in 1997.
Womack has been an adjunct professor in the University of Texas School of Law since 1983, and is author of a casebook on Texas criminal procedure. He has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1984.
His current term on the Court is through the year 2008.