Meet Judge Kerry Neves
8 years of experience, trying many criminal cases, including a Capital Murder, and many civil cases.
Selected as Judge for a pilot program to use tablet computers and email for DWI blood draw warrants, removing many drunk drivers from the roads.
Speaker before several Republican and civic groups on Constitutional issues, such as the Citizens United case from U.S. Supreme Court.
Invited to speak to the Annual Educational Conference of the Texas Association for Court Administration on “Techniques to Enhance Civil Caseflow Management.”
Strong supporter of law enforcement – speaker at Peace Officers Memorial Day & Police Week ceremony and speaker at local National Crime Victims’ Rights ceremonies.
Endorsed by Law Enforcement
University of Texas at Austin − Bachelor of Business Administration 1975
University of Texas School of Law − Doctor of Jurisprudence 1978
BALLOT INTEGRITY ISSUES
Successfully represented the Republican Party of Texas in District Court in 2002 in Galveston County on issues dealing with ballot integrity and the Early Voting Ballot Committees, in a lawsuit filed by the Galveston County Democrat Party
REPUBLICAN PARTY POSITIONS
Chairman, Galveston County Republican Party − 2007-2008
Candidate Review Committee, Galveston County Republican Party − 2000, 2002, 2004
President, Galveston Island Pachyderm Club − 1999-2004
President, Texas Federation of Pachyderm Clubs − 2004-2008
Board of Directors, National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs − 2002-2008
Legal Counsel, Galveston County Republican Party − 2002 to 2013
LEGAL RELATED ACTIVITIES
Practicing Attorney in Galveston County for 33 years
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law − 1994 to present
President, Galveston County Bar Association − 1989-1990
Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas − 1997-2000
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP & SPEAKING
Have spoken numerous times to Republican and civic groups on legal related matters. In 2005 and 2006, developed and delivered across the State of Texas a program entitled “Confirmation Politics: The Legal Background of Roe v. Wade and Its Impact on Supreme Court Nominees.”
Author of numerous articles on trial related legal issues, each of which has been provided to all judges in Texas.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
Elected Member, Dickinson City Council − 1998 to 2012
President, Dickinson Festival of Lights − 2010 to 2012
President, Dickinson Historical Society − 2005-2007, 2009-2010
Chairman, Houston-Galveston Area Council − 2010-2011
President, Galveston County Mayors & Councilmembers Association − 2002-2003
North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce:
Community Service Citizen of the Year 2007
Citizen of the Year 2008