|Current Court Information:|
|Texas Twelfth District Court of Appeals|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Rick Perry|
|Past post:||Attorney, private practice|
|Home State:||Conroe, Texas|
|Bachelors:||University of Texas at Tyler, 1978|
|Law School:||South Texas College of Law, 1980|
|Grad. School:||University of Texas at Tyler|
James T. "Jim" Worthen is the Chief Justice of the Texas Twelfth District Court of Appeals. He was elected to this position on November 3, 1998 and took office in 1999. He became the Chief Justice in 2003 and his current term on this court ends on December 31, 2014.
Worthen received a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1978, a M.A. degree from the same school in 1999, a J.D. degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1980, and an L.L.M. degree from the University of Virginia in 2004.
Justice Worthen began his legal career in 1980, practicing law with the partnership of Sammons and Parker. Six years later, he joined the firm Bain, Files, Worthen and Jarrett, P.C. He worked in this capacity until 1999, when he joined the Court of Appeals.