Gov. Perry Appoints Hughes as Justice of the 8th Court of Appeals
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Steve Hughes of El Paso as justice of the 8th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.
Hughes is an attorney and shareholder for Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson and Galatzan P.C. He is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the American, El Paso and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar associations. He is also a legal advisor for the International Clarinet Association and a past member the El Paso Symphony Board of Trustees.
Hughes received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music performance from Texas Tech University and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.