Which responsibility of a Justice, Court of Appeals, is your highest priority and why?

David Puryear

Justice, Place 5


My highest priority as a justice on the Court of Appeals is to issue prompt and concise opinions that conform to the rule of law, which includes strict adherence to the constitution, our state laws and case law precedent. There is a saying that “justice delayed is justice denied”. In an effort to deliver timely justice to all litigants, I led all 98 Texas appellate court justices in opinion production in 2011, 2015 and 2016.