Don Willett

Hon. Don Willett

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Don R. Willett is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 2017 after a nomination from President Donald Trump. On December 13, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Willett to his seat on the Fifth Circuit on a recorded vote of 50-47.

Previously, Willett was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He was appointed to that position by Governor Rick Perry and took office on August 24, 2005. He was elected to a full term in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. His last term would have expired on December 31, 2018.

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2018 Texas Chapters Conference

On September 7-8, 2018, the Federalist Society's Fort Worth Lawyers Chapter hosted the fourth annual...