WOMACK, PAUL LESLIE (1947~) Paul Leslie Womack, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was born on April 1, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana. In June, 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and in December, 1975, he received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, he received the AmJur Award in Contracts, was the winner of the Hildebrand Moot Court Competition and was Quizmaster.
From 1976 to 1977, Womack taught at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, at Texas Southern University, before he became a partner in the San Antonio firm of Bush and Womack. Beginning in 1979, he served as a research assistant to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Truman Roberts. During his time, Womack assisted in writing opinions and reviewing criminal cases.
In 1982, Judge Roberts retired and Womack was appointed an assistant district attorney of Travis County. While with Travis County, he was certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law.
In 1987, Womack was appointed first assistant district attorney in Williamson County and held that position until he ran for and won a seat on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1997. He was re-elected in 2002.
Since 1983, Judge Womack has been an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and wrote the textbook Texas Criminal Procedure: Trail and Beyond. He also wrote the article on the Texas Judiciary for The Handbook of Texas.
Judge Womack is married to Sally L. Ray, also an attorney, and they have a daughter, Millie.
Information taken from: Judge Womack's profile from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals website, at http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/CCABios2002.htm.