Thomas Morrow Reavley
 

Hon. Thomas Morrow Reavley
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Address: 515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11009
Houston, TX 77002-2605
Phone: (713) 250-5185
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E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge


Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1948
Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1983
Master of Law(s)

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948
Doctor of Jurisprudence

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1942
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Published Works:
Court Improvement: The Texas Scene, 4 Texas Tech Law Review 269, 1973

Trial Court's Power to Amend Its Judgments, 25 Baylor Law Review 191, 1973

Book Review, To Judge With Justice: History and Politics of Illinois Judicial Reform (Reviewing R.G. Cohn), 51 Texas Law Review 1460, 1973

I.D. Brown, Lobbying at the Illinois Constitutional Convention, 51 Texas Law Review 1460, 1973

Self Incrimination: Rights Reconstituted, 39 Texas Bar Journal 389, 1976

Court Improvement: The Texas Scene Updated, 9 Texas Tech Law Review 67, 1977

The Split of the Fifth Circuit: Update and Finis, 12 Texas Tech Law Review 1, 1981

Free Speech for Judges, 9 Litigation 5, Fall, 1982

The Future of ADR: A Prospective Look From Three Viewpoints - Jurist, Educator and Practitioner, 14 Pepperdine Law Review 769, 787-790, 1986

The Problem is Us, 24 Pepp. L. Rev. 899, 1997

Labors Amiss, 58 Ohio St. L.J. 535, 1997

An Old Rule for New Reasons: Place of Injury as a Federal Solution to Choice of Law in Single Accident Mass-Tort Cases, 71 Tex. L. Rev. 493, 1998

The Magnificant Profession, 77 Tex. B.J. 1037, 1997

Substantial Evidence and Insubstantial Review in Texas, 23 SW L.J. 239, 1969

A Perspective on the Moral Responsibility of Lawyers, 19 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1393, 1988

My Faith and My Work, 27 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1295, 1996

Honesty Comes First, 28 Stetson L. Rev. 267, 1998

How I Write, 4 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 51, 1993

A Prediction: Better Briefs, 6 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 51, 1993

Thomas M. Reavley, Preparation and Examination of Lay Witnesses, in Personal Injury Litigation in Texas 563 (State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program Practice Manual No. 1, E. Wayne Thode, ed., 1961

Thomas M. Reavley, Trial Court Jurisdiction and Control Over Judgments, in Appellate Procedure in Texas, 2d Ed. 87 (State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Orville C. Walker, ed., 1979

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Law School, 1958-1959, 1978-1979, 1986-1997

Lecturer, Baylor University Law School, 1976 - 1990

Jurist in Residence, Pepperdine Law School, 1990

M.D. Professor, Texas Tech Law School, 1998

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Honorary LL.D., Southwestern University, 1976

Honorary LL.D., Texas Wesleyan, 1978

Honorary LL.D., Austin College, 1974

Honorary LL.D., Pepperdine, 1993

Outstanding Jurist, Texas Bar Foundation, 1994

Inns of Court Professionalism Award, Fifth Circuit, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Member

American Bar Association
Member

American Judicature Association
Director

Travis County Bar Association
Member

Institute of Judicial Administration
Member

Committee on Court Administration of the Judicial Conference, 1984 - 1987
Member

American Bar Foundation
Member

American Law Institute
Member

Texas Bar Association, 1964 - 1968
Secretary, Executive Committee, Judicial Section

Huston-Tillotson College, 1965 - 1978
Trustee

James Dick Foundation, 1976 - 1979
Trustee

Brackenridge Hospital Board, 1978 - 1979
Member

University of Texas Nursing Board, 1978 - 1980
Member

Methodist Home, Waco, Texas, 1978 - 1981
President

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1969 - 1989
Member, Board of Directors

Texas Judicial Council, 1968 - 1977
Member

Texas Judicial Council, 1971 - 1976
President

Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, Judicial Conference, 1987 - 1992

Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, 1990 - 1992
Chairman

Judicial Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Asbestos Litigation, 1990 - 1991
Chairman

Committee on International Judicial Relations, Judicial Conference, 1993 - 1996
Member

Past Employment Positions:
Scott & Douglas, Counsel, 1977 - 1979

Supreme Court of Texas, Justice, 1968 - 1977

167th District, District Judge, 1964 - 1968

Powell, Rauhut, McGinnis & Reavley, Austin, Private Practice, 1957 - 1964

State of Texas, Secretary of State, 1955 - 1957

Fisher & Reavley, Jasper, Texas, Private Practice, 1952 - 1955

Collins, Garrison, Renfro & Zeleskey, Private Practice, 1951 - 1952

Nacogdoches County, County Attorney, 1951

Bell & Reavley, Nacogdoches, Texas, Private Practice, 1949 - 1951

Assistant District Attorney, Dallas, 1948 - 1949

United States Navy, Lieutenant, 1942 - 1946

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Special Judge

Private Practice, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1949 - 1951

Private Practice, Lufkin, Texas, 1951 - 1952

Private Practice, Jasper, Texas, 1952 - 1955

Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1957 - 1964

Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1977 - 1979

Birth Information:
1921, Quitman, Texas, United States of America

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