Hon. Charles W. Seymore

Sugar Land, Texas

Justice Seymore is one of four children born into a protestant minister’s family. His father pastored churches in several Midwestern States. During his early teens, Justice Seymore sold newspapers, mowed lawns and worked as a janitor. While he was in high school, Justice Seymore worked at Sam Walton’s second Walmart store which opened for business in Harrison, Arkansas during 1963-64. He also worked full-time as a billing clerk, freight dock loader and ambulance attendant, while attending college. Following undergraduate school, Justice Seymore worked full-time as an insurance claims representative and supervisor while attending graduate and law schools. After law school, Justice Seymore married Ann Elizabeth Eaton. They have one son, Paul Wesley Seymore, who is currently a law student at South Texas College of Law.

Education  + -

  • Southern Nazarene University
    B.A. Sociology & History   1972
  • North Texas State University
    M.P.A. (internship not completed)   1976
  • University of Houston
    J.D.   1983
  • South Texas College of Law
    Mediator Certification   2010
  • Admitted to Practice
    Colorado & Texas, US District Courts, Southern & Eastern Districts of Texas Federal Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Experience  + -

  • 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas
    Judge   2001 to 2012
  • Personal and Commercial lines Insurance; OK, CO, TX
    Claims Representative   14 yrs
  • Trial Practice
    17 yrs
  • Appellate Judiciary

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Texas Association For Court Administration
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Judicature Society
  • American Judges Association
  • Christ United Methodist Church Sugar Land, Texas
  • Bridges To Life, Prison Ministry
  • Habitat for Humanity

Honors & Awards  + -

  • "AV" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for Trial Practice
    5 yrs