Justice Bland was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2019 by Governor Greg Abbott. She also served for 6 years as a state district judge in Houston and 15 years as a justice on the First Court of Appeals.
Justice Bland earned her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas, graduating with high honors. While in law school, she was Vice-Chancellor and an editor on the Texas Law Review. Following law school, Justice Bland clerked for the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Justice Bland is board-certified in civil appellate law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She began her practice at Baker Botts, where she handled a broad range of trial and appellate matters. Before her appointment to the Court, she was a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston.
Contact and Phone Numbers
(512) 463-3494 www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/court/justices.asp