For the seventh consecutive year, Texas Tech School of Law students and the general public had an opportunity to view proceedings of the Seventh Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo. Oral arguments were heard in four cases on Monday, October 1, 2018.
The court, which consists of Chief Justice Brian Quinn and Justices James T. Campbell, Patrick A. Pirtle and Judy Parker, has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in 46 Texas counties.
Quinn (’81), Pirtle (’77) and Parker (’85) earned their juris doctorates from the Texas Tech School of Law. Campbell and Pirtle also earned their bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech.
Several Texas Tech law alumni argued before the court – Williams “Chance” Bryant (’16) and Joel Cook (’05), with the Law Offices of Wm. Everett Seymore, P.C.; Jacob Blizzard (’10), with Blizzard & Zimmerman, P.L.L.C.; Jeffrey Cluff (’99) and Meghan Mitchell (’16), with Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C.; Jeff Hartsell (’88), with the Lubbock City Attorney’s Office; Allison Clayton (’07), with the Law Office of Allison Clayton, PLLC; and Jeffrey S. Ford (’07) and Lauren Murphree (’13), with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office.