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Judge Randy W. Wilson is a sixth generation Texan.  He attended public school in Ft. Worth and received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1974 in Government.   

Judge Wilson attended law school at the University of Houston, where he graduated first in his class in 1977.  He was an editor of the Houston Law Review and a member of the championship International Moot Court team. 

Following graduation from law school, Judge Wilson was a founding partner at Susman Godfrey L.L.P. where he remained until 2003.  There, Wilson handled a wide variety of commercial and personal injury disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  He was selected in 2003 by Chambers USA (Int'l Legal Directory) as one of the Leading Commercial Litigators in Texas.  He was an adjunct professor of law in Ethics & Professional Responsibility at the University of Houston College of Law.  He further served on the District 4-F Grievance Committee in Harris County, responsible for disciplining attorneys.  Judge Wilson has been board certified in Civil Trial Law since 1988.  

On March 26, 2003, Governor Rick Perry appointed Wilson as judge of the 157th District Court of Harris County.  Judge Wilson was twice selected as Trial Judge of the Year by TACTAS, the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists in 2009 and 2011.  LawDragon, a National Legal Directory, selected Judge Wilson as one of the 500 leading judges in America.

In 2005, Judge Wilson was appointed by the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litgation to preside over all Vioxx tort cases in Texas.  In 2008, Governor Perry appointed Judge Wilson as a Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to hear a securities case, In re Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.    

Judge Wilson is active in the community.  He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Houston and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Star of Hope for 9 years, where he served as Secretary and Chairman of the Development Committee.  He previously was on the board and President of LifeHouse of Houston, a Christian maternity home.  Judge Wilson has been married for 40 years. He and his wife have three children, all graduates from Texas A & M University. 

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