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Paul W. Green
Court Information:
Texas Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $168,000
Selection:   Elected
Active:   2005-2016
Preceded by:   Steve Smith
Past post:   Judge, Texas Fourth District Court of Appeals
Past term:   1994-2004
Personal History
Born:   1952
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of Texas, Austin, 1974
Law School:   Saint Mary's University, 1977

Paul W. Green is a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Place 5. He won an uncontested election for this seat on November 2, 2004, and began his term on January 1, 2005. His current term ends on December 31, 2016.[1]


Green received his B.A. in business administration from the University of Texas - Austin in 1974. In 1977, he earned his J.D. from Saint Mary's University.[2]


After graduating from law school, Green went into private practice. In 1994, he was elected to the Texas Fourth District Court of Appeals, in San Antonio.[3]

Awards and associations


  • Rosewood Gavel Award for achievement in the judiciary


  • President, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Director, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, House of Delegates of the American Bar Association
  • Member, The American Law Institute
  • Member, American Judicature Society
  • Life Fellow, Austin, San Antonio, Texas and American Bar Foundations[3]

2010 election

Green ran for re-election in 2010. He defeated William Moody and Tom Oxford in the general election, winning 60% of the vote.[4]

Main article: Texas judicial elections, 2010

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Green received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.82, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is less conservative than the average CF score of 0.91 that justices received in Texas. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[5]

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