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and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Orsinger has four certificates of merit from

the State Bar of Texas. He has been director of many CLE courses and written over 250 CLE and law review

articles. He authored Vol. 5 of McDonald’s Texas Civil Practice: Appellate Procedure; served as editor-in-chief

for the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section’s Expert Witness manual; and the State Bar’s Practice in the

Texas Supreme Court manual.

2013-2014 Exemplary Article Award: Hon. Paul Davis and Hon. David Peeples

Hon. Paul Davis

Judge Paul Davis was judge of the 200th District Court from 1983

until his retirement December 31, 2004. Presently Judge Davis is a

mediator, arbitrator and private judge and sits regularly as a visiting

judge by assignment. He has served as a faculty member for the Texas

Center for the Judiciary’s College for New Judges since 1992 and served

on the Judicial Section’s Executive Committee from 1993–1996. He is

the current chair of the Ethics Committee of the Judicial Section of

the State Bar of Texas and serves on the Executive Committee of the

ADR Section of the Austin Bar Association. Judge Davis was the first

recipient of the Texas Center’s Mari Kay Bickett Judicial Excellence

Through Education Award. He is a frequent speaker on various topics

for the Texas Center for the Judiciary, State Bar of Texas, and Austin

Bar Association. Judge Davis attended the University of Tulsa, where he

earned his BA in 1967. He earned his JD from the University of Texas

in 1970.

Hon. David Peeples

David Peeples has served as judge of Bexar County’s 285th District

Court (1981-1988), as justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals (1988-

1994), and as judge of the 224th District Court (1995-2004). In

addition, since 1996 he has been the presiding judge of the Fourth

Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. Since his retirement in 2004,

he has been sitting by assignment. He received his BA from Austin

College, an MA in government from the University of Texas, and his JD

from the University of Texas, where he was a note and comment editor

on the law review. For 12 years he was a Texas commissioner to the

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and he

has served on the Texas Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee since

1993. He chairs the Multi-District Litigation Panel of Texas.