Hon. Terry Jennings

Houston, TX

As a state intermediate appellate court justice for 18 years, authored over 1,200 opinions on the merits on one of the busiest courts of appeals in the United States.

Also, in working on three-judge panels, joined and participated in the writing of thousands of other reasoned opinions resolving thousands of other cases. Resolved
multiple civil disputes with amounts in controversy of several million dollars, including one dispute concerning a jury award of over $60 million. Extensive experience in construing statutes and complex contracts, deciding evidentiary and procedural issues, and evaluating the legal and factual sufficiency of evidence.

Education  + -

  • University of Houston Law Center
    J.D.   1988
  • University of Texas at Austin
    BA Government   1982
  • ACE21 Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are?
  • ACE20 Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility
  • Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution, South Texas College of Law Houston
    40-Hour Mediation Training, Certified Mediator   2019
  • AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know
  • A Practical Guide To The Consumer Arbitration Process
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators
  • AAA Arbitration Awards - Safeguarding, Deciding, and Writing Awards ACE01
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center
    Certificate in Advanced Arbitration Skills, Commercial Arbitration (International and Domestic)   2018
  • Houston Bar Association, Annual Conference on ADR

Experience  + -

  • Terry Jennings - ADR - Complex Texas Civil Appellate Cases
    Arbitrator/Mediator/Consultant   2019 - Present
  • Appellate and Trial, Texas
    Senior Judge   2019 - Present
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
    Certified Mediator   2021 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
    Arbitrator   2019 - Present
  • First Court of Appeals, Texas
    Justice   2001 - 2018
  • Harris County (Houston)
    Assistant District Attorney   1990 - 2000
  • Alexander & McEvily
    Litigation Associate   1989 - 1990
  • Young & Hampton
    Law Clerk and Litigation Associate   1987 - 1989

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • Texas Bar Association
    ADR and Appellate Sections
  • Houston Bar Association
    ADR and Appellate Sections
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    Life Fellow   2013
  • American Arbitration Association
    Panelist - Commercial, Consumer, Energy
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

Honors & Awards  + -

  • Appellate Judge of the Year, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
    2009; 2018
  • Public Sector Achievement Award, University of Houston Law Alumni Association
  • "Houston's Best Appellate Judge," Houston Press
  • NASA Award for first successful prosecution of Breach of Computer Security at Johnson Space Center

Area of Specialization  + -

Texas Civil Appellate Cases