Justice Michael Massengale

Justice Michael Massengale Former justice of the First Court of Appeals based in Houston. Michael Massengale was appointed to the First Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Perry on June 15, 2009.

He was elected in 2010 and re-elected to a full term in 2012. Justice Massengale is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Before joining the court, he was a partner in the trial department at Baker Botts L.L.P. where he specialized in commercial litigation involving corporate mergers and acquisitions, fraudulent transfers, securities fraud, and antitrust. He has also tried a number of personal injury and property damage lawsuits to jury verdicts. He graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. He earned the Outstanding Editor Award from the Texas Law Review, having published his student note, served as Book Review Editor, and edited the ninth edition of Texas Rules of Form. After law school, he clerked for Judge Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and an Eagle Scout. Among other civic and professional activities, Justice Massengale serves as a commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission and as senior judicial advisor to the Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth & Families. His wife, Lindsey, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the vitreous and retina.

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Congratulations to Richard Hightower and all of the winners in tonight's election. It has been an incredible privilege f...
11/07/2018

Congratulations to Richard Hightower and all of the winners in tonight's election. It has been an incredible privilege for me to serve on the 1st Court of Appeals, and I am grateful to everybody who made it possible: my family, Gov. Perry, my fellow judges, my chambers attorneys and law clerks, all of the wonderful court staff, and all my supporters over the last 9 years!

Thanks again to everybody who has supported my re-election campaign and voted in the election. It has been a great honor...
11/07/2018

Thanks again to everybody who has supported my re-election campaign and voted in the election. It has been a great honor to serve as an appellate judge!

It’s Election Day and the courthouse is open for business. Today I’ll seek to earn your vote the same way I have for ove...
11/06/2018

It’s Election Day and the courthouse is open for business. Today I’ll seek to earn your vote the same way I have for over 9 years: by working hard to decide cases fairly in well-reasoned and accessible judicial opinions.

I would greatly appreciate your support and the continued opportunity to serve. Please vote!

11/02/2018

Friends, today's the last day of early voting. It's a high-turnout election and every vote will matter. Please be sure to vote, and make sure your friends and family are voting as well. Thank you!

I was so happy to get out to Colorado County last night to visit with voters. It was especially nice to get out of the c...
10/30/2018

I was so happy to get out to Colorado County last night to visit with voters. It was especially nice to get out of the city and be reminded what the bright stars look like under our big clear Texas sky!

Lindsey and I are excited to be in Galveston tonight rallying voters with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Dawn Buckingham, Congressm...
10/27/2018

Lindsey and I are excited to be in Galveston tonight rallying voters with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Dawn Buckingham, Congressman Randy Weber, and Mayes Middleton!

Today is Election Day! I would be honored to have your support and your vote. I‘m the Republican candidate for re-electi...
10/22/2018

Today is Election Day! I would be honored to have your support and your vote. I‘m the Republican candidate for re-election to the 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8, serving 10 Texas counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Waller, Washington, Grimes, Austin, and Colorado Counties.

Sunday afternoon on the campaign trail. Great fun to be out with the Fort Bend County GOP!
10/07/2018

Sunday afternoon on the campaign trail. Great fun to be out with the Fort Bend County GOP!

10/04/2018
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I am honored to have prevailed in the 2018 Houston Bar Association preference poll. Thanks to all the lawyers who took the time to participate!

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Thanks to the Fort Bend County Republican Party for supporting my re-election!
10/02/2018

Thanks to the Fort Bend County Republican Party for supporting my re-election!

A Peek Behind the Robe...

Our “Better Led by RED” campaign is predicated on our belief that we have the strongest candidates in this election. For “A Peek Behind the Robe,” we are highlighting the state, regional, and county justice positions. We want you to get to know these judges and what is important to their courts.

The successful continuation of the growth we have seen in our region depends on strong judges to defend the Constitution and protect your rights. Please support these judges. Reach out to them on their online streams and let them know that Fort Bend County supports them; then in November, elect our Republican judges to make sure we keep moving in the right direction.

Up today, Michael Massengale - Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 8

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05/31/2018
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I’m grateful to the Supreme Court of Texas for appointing me to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. I’m looking forward working to improve civil justice for low-income Texans!

http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1441754/189076.pdf

Texas Right to Life
01/16/2018

Texas Right to Life

Texas Right to Life PAC proudly endorses Michael Massengale for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8. Justice Michael Massengale

I’m proud to announce I have filed for re-election to the First Court of Appeals. I’d be grateful for your prayers and s...
12/11/2017

I’m proud to announce I have filed for re-election to the First Court of Appeals. I’d be grateful for your prayers and support!

I’m proud to announce I have filed for re-election to the First Court of Appeals. I’d be honored to have your support!
12/11/2017

I’m proud to announce I have filed for re-election to the First Court of Appeals. I’d be honored to have your support!

Thanks to the Kingwood Tea Party for endorsing me for re-election to the First Court of Appeals!
11/09/2017

Thanks to the Kingwood Tea Party for endorsing me for re-election to the First Court of Appeals!

I have lost my voice after the hectic Houston Red Mass week, but I honored my commitment to speak today to the Cypress T...
09/30/2017

I have lost my voice after the hectic Houston Red Mass week, but I honored my commitment to speak today to the Cypress Tea Party!

Today is the 8th anniversary of my formal investiture on the First Court of Appeals. I was honored to be sworn in by my ...
09/15/2017

Today is the 8th anniversary of my formal investiture on the First Court of Appeals. I was honored to be sworn in by my first professional boss and mentor, Judge Hal DeMoss of the Fifth Circuit. I'm especially grateful to Governor Rick Perry for my initial appointment and for his continuing support and encouragement!

Happy to visit with old friends tonight in Brazoria County and to announce my re-election campaign for the First Court o...
06/13/2017

Happy to visit with old friends tonight in Brazoria County and to announce my re-election campaign for the First Court of Appeals!

With gratitude for the nearly 8 years I have had the privilege of serving as a Justice of the First Court of Appeals, I ...
06/02/2017

With gratitude for the nearly 8 years I have had the privilege of serving as a Justice of the First Court of Appeals, I am excited to announce I am seeking re-election to the court.

I would be honored to have your support! http://www.michaelmassengale.com

Justice Michael Massengale's cover photo
06/02/2017

Justice Michael Massengale's cover photo

For those who missed it, here's the video of Justice Thomas's moving tribute to Justice Scalia at the Federalist Society...
11/18/2016
Justice Clarence Thomas Addresses Federalist Society Convention

For those who missed it, here's the video of Justice Thomas's moving tribute to Justice Scalia at the Federalist Society convention.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?418666-1/justice-clarence-thomas-addresses-federalist-society-convention

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas discusses the life and legacy of his colleague Justice Antonin Scalia in remarks at the Federalist Society's annual lawyers conference. Justice Scalia died…

We are still mourning the loss of Justice Scalia, but I am consoled by the fact that our next President has pledged to a...
11/11/2016

We are still mourning the loss of Justice Scalia, but I am consoled by the fact that our next President has pledged to appoint a replacement who will continue his legacy. On this day in 2013, I was fortunate to spend a few minutes in Austin with my original judicial hero.

11/09/2016

Congratulations to ALL statewide Republican candidates in Texas on their election wins!

11/08/2016

As you vote today, please thank the election workers, and be nice to all the campaign volunteers! It's a long day for all of them, so be sure to express your gratitude to those who make democracy possible!

Glad to be with so many friends in Austin today for an important conference on economic liberty.
10/20/2016

Glad to be with so many friends in Austin today for an important conference on economic liberty.

It was a great honor to moderate today's "local control" panel at the Federalist Society Texas Chapters Conference! Lots...
09/17/2016

It was a great honor to moderate today's "local control" panel at the Federalist Society Texas Chapters Conference! Lots of important issues percolating for the 85th Legislature . . . .

Enjoying lunch with the Bexar County Republican Women and an enlightening speech by 4th Court Justice Jason Pulliam!
09/09/2016

Enjoying lunch with the Bexar County Republican Women and an enlightening speech by 4th Court Justice Jason Pulliam!

I enjoyed presenting a case law update to the Texas Center for the Judiciary's annual judicial education conference, alo...
09/09/2016

I enjoyed presenting a case law update to the Texas Center for the Judiciary's annual judicial education conference, along with the fabulous Justice Eva Guzman!

Good morning from the oasis of kolaches, coffee, gas, and chickens.
08/25/2016

Good morning from the oasis of kolaches, coffee, gas, and chickens.

Today I celebrate my 7-year anniversary as a judge on the First Court of Appeals. I'm grateful for the opportunity to se...
07/31/2016

Today I celebrate my 7-year anniversary as a judge on the First Court of Appeals. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve Texas in a job I truly love. We've been humbled by the generous support of so many, and I am thankful for their friendship. Please keep me and all judges in your prayers, that we will decide cases fairly, impartially, and with respect for the Rule of Law.

For those in the Houston area, this should be an outstanding event celebrating the legacy of Justice Scalia. The speaker...
07/23/2016

For those in the Houston area, this should be an outstanding event celebrating the legacy of Justice Scalia. The speakers are exceptional!

Join us for a special Supreme Court Term in Review celebrating the life and legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Edith Jones will moderate a panel comprising three of Justice Scalia's former clerks: Judge Jeffrey Sutton, Ed Whelan, and Evan Young.

Tuesday, August 9, 6-8p.m., The Merrill House

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/justice-scalias-life-and-legacy-registration-26488831809?aff=es2

Highly recommended: A National Review Online symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of Justice Clarence Thomas's nom...
07/01/2016
Celebrating Justice Thomas’s 25 Years on the Supreme Court

Highly recommended: A National Review Online symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of Justice Clarence Thomas's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437358/clarence-thomas-supreme-court-celebrating-25-years

Editor’s Note: Today marks 25 years since President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to serve on the Supreme Court. In recognition of this milestone, NR asked friends and colleagues to weigh in on the justice and his legacy. Randy BarnettWhen I am asked which Supreme Court justice I most…

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