“Judges on the Courts of Appeals have an extremely important and challenging role in the Texas judicial system. These courts are the first, and often the last, appeal for litigants seeking review of decisions and rulings made in the criminal and civil trial courts. Having practiced law in the trial and appellate courts for over 27 years, I have the experience necessary to ensure that a fair, just and prompt decision is made in every case that comes before me.”
– Terry Yates


Terry Yates is a lifelong Texan, conservative, and a board- certified attorney. With 27 years of experience as a prosecutor, judge and attorney, Terry ranks among the top lawyers in America. Texas Monthly recognizes him as a Texas Super Lawyer. Terry and his law practice draws national and international media coverage including recent appearances on ESPN, 48 Hours, and Fox News. Most recently, he successfully defended David Daleiden, the pro-life champion who exposed Planned Parenthood.
Since 2005, Martindale-Hubbell has listed Terry Yates in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, an honor “limited to only the most distinguished law practices.”
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Endorsements Individuals

  • "I could not be more enthusiastic to support my good friend of 25 years, Terry Yates, as Judge for the First Court of Appeals, Place 7. Terry is a principled conservative leader who will be a huge asset to the court. Terry Yates will make an excellent Judge."

    Dr Hotze
    Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
    Conservative Republicans of Texas and CRTXNEWS
  • "Terry Yates has a long history of service within the judicial system; having previously served as District Attorney, as a member of the Major Fraud Division, Special Crimes Bureau and as the Special Prosecutor for the City of West University Place.  Terry has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for his years of excellent work in the court room. I could not think of anyone more qualified than Terry to serve as Judge for the First Court of Appeals, Place 7."
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    Gary Polland
    Texas Conservative Review
  • "Terry Yates was a terrific prosecutor who zealously sought justice for the State of Texas. He will be a tremendous asset as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals."

    John B Holmes Jr 1
    John B. Holmes, Jr.
    Harris County District Attorney (1979-2000)

Endorsements Organizations

Baytown Municipal Police Association

Christian Civil Rights Watch

Conservative Coalition of Harris County

C Club of Houston

Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas

Conservative Republicans of Harris County

Conservative Republicans of Texas

Fort Bend Christian Magazine

Harris County Deputies Organization

Houston METRO Police Union

Houston Police Officers Union
Houston Police Retired Officers Association
Katy Christian Magazine

Mexican American Bar Association of Houston

Pasadena Police Officers Association

Pearland Police Officers Association


Texas Conservative Review

Texas Fraternal Order of Police

Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas Right To Life

Texas Values Action

Vision America


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