Scott A. Brister was Justice of the Texas Supreme Court from November 21, 2003 to September 7, 2009.  when he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve the remainder of departing Justice Craig T. Enoch's term. He was elected to a six-year term in November 2, 2004. His current term would end on December 31, 2010, however, Brister announced that he would leave the court effective September 7, 2009, in order to return to private practice.  His replacement was Eva Guzman. 
Justice Brister is a Republican.
Brister is a native of Waco, Texas. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
In 1989, Justice Scott Brister was appointed to the 234th District Court in Harris County, where he remained until 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was the civil administrative judge for the Harris County district court, and in 2000, he was elected to the First Court of Appeals. In 2001, Governor Perry appointed Justice Brister chief justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas in 2001, and was re-elected the next year.
- Neely v. West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District (dissenting from judgment holding Texas school financing plan unconstitutional)
- "Texas Supreme Court resignations mark 'sad departures,' observers say" Legal Newsline August 19, 2009
- Supreme Court of Texas Blog "Other thoughts on Justice Brister’s departure" August 17, 2009
- Texas Supreme Court: Justice Brister
- Project Vote Smart: Justice Brister
- Texas Supreme Court Opinions of Justice Brister
- ↑ Texas Supreme Court
- ↑ 2004 election results see 2004 General Election results
- ↑ Press Release "JUSTICE BRISTER ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION FROM COURT" August 17, 2009
- ↑ Tex Parte Blog "Justice Scott A. Brister shares his reasons for resigning" August 17, 2009
- ↑ Tex Parte Blog "Justice Scott Brister to resign, head Andrews Kurth's appellate practice" August 17, 2009
- ↑ Rick Perry News Release "Gov. Perry Appoints First Hispanic Female to Supreme Court of Texas", October 8, 2009
- ↑ Project Vote Smart: Justice Brister
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Texas Supreme Court: Justice Brister