Former Texas Court of Appeals Justice Craig Stoddart has joined the commercial and real estate litigation firm of the Pettit Law Firm as senior counsel. Justice Stoddart served on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas from 2014-2018. He also represented the state of Texas in more than 140 appellate prosecutions before joining the Court of Appeals. Before his judicial career, Stoddart served as appellate prosecutor for the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for 22 years. He has argued before appellate courts across the state, including the state’s highest criminal court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.