The Honorable James T. Worthen (R)

Last modified on: 02-07-2024 13:30:05

Chief Justice
(Twelfth Appellate District)

Entered Office: 01-01-2003 Term Ends: 12-31-2026 District: 1

General Information

Profession: Judge Home Town: Big Sandy Birthdate: 05-21-1954


Personal Information

James T. "Jim" Worthen is a seventh generation Texan who was born in Conroe and grew up in Big Sandy. He graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1978, and later earned a M.A. degree from there in 1999. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1980 and his L.L.M. from the University of Virginia in 2004. He practiced law in Tyler from 1980 through 1998, initially with the partnership of Sammons and Parker, the final twelve years with the firm of Bain, Files, Worthen and Jarrett, P.C. From 1999 through 2002 he served the State of Texas as a Justice on the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler. He became its Chief Justice in 2003. He served as Chairman of the Council of Chief Justices from 2005 2006.

Contact and Phone Numbers

1517 West Front Street Suite 354
Waco, TX 76701
(903) 593-8471
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368 Bradley Road
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 636-4287
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