April 16, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Austin, TX) A poll conducted earlier this week for Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC showed Mike Schofield in a commanding position to win the May 27th Run-Off for the House District 132 seat in Harris County.

April 10, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Houston, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform Political Action Committee announced today that it is endorsing Sen. Dan Patrick in the May 27th Republican Run-Off Election for Lt. Governor.

April 10, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Houston, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC asserted today that two political groups supporting Bret Griffin and opposing Patricia Grady for the 212th District Judgeship in the March 4 Primary Election violated Texas Ethics laws and ignored the Texas Judicial Campaign Finance Act expenditure limits. One group is registered as a political action committee (“PAC”) and appears to have made illegal expenditures. The second group (a fake PAC) failed to register but, if it had registered, its expenditures apparently also would have been illegal.

March 7, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Austin, TX) TLRPAC Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi, Jr., issued this statement following the Republican Primary on Tuesday:

“Primary Election Day was a very good day for the civil justice system in Texas. Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Phil Johnson and Jeff Brown each decisively defeated their challengers, all of whom were backed by personal injury trial lawyers...."

February 26, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC today called out Balance PAC for falsely reporting campaign contributions from candidates who did not, in fact, contribute to Balance PAC. TLRPAC also faulted Balance PAC for reporting in-kind contributions to several Republican candidates who have stated they never received anything of value from Balance PAC and had not received any notice or reporting from Balance PAC concerning the reported “contributions.” Balance PAC’s 8-Day report reveals what appears to be an effort to circumvent the Judicial Campaign Expenditure Limits.

February 21, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

By Tom Phillips, Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
San Antonio Express News
After two decades of focusing on legislative rather than judicial races, the tort wars between trial lawyers and business interests have returned to the Texas Supreme Court.

February 17, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

By Sherry Sylvester
Published in the Galveston Daily News
A recent guest column on this page praised the appointment of Bret Griffin to the 212th District Court (Ken Hufstetler, “Perry made the right choice in Griffin,” Feb. 13) suggesting that criticism that the decision was taken out of the hands of Republican voters in Galveston County was misplaced.

February 17, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release

(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform annually honors Abraham Lincoln on Presidents’ Day for his strong stand against frivolous lawsuits and his expressed belief that such suits waste time and money and are rooted in greed. Over 150 years ago, Lincoln urged us all to “discourage litigation.”

Feb. 6, 2014
TLR PAC Press Release
Election day is March 4th
Early voting starts February 18th and ends February 28th
STATEWIDE OFFICES
Greg Abbott Governor
David Dewhurst Lieutenant Governor
George P. Bush Land Commissioner
TEXAS SUPREME COURT
Nathan Hecht Chief Justice
Jeff Brown Justice, Place 6
Phil Johnson Justice, Place 8
TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS
Barbara Walther Justice, Place 3
Kevin Patrick Yeary Justice, Place 4
W C “Bud” Kirkendall Justice, Place 9
INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURTS
Russell Lloyd Houston, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 3
Leanne Johnson Beaumont, 9th Court of Appeals, Place 3
John Bailey Eastland, 11th Court of Appeals, Place 3
STATE DISTRICT COURT
Patricia Grady 212th District Court, Galveston County
Angelica Hernandez 105th District Court Nueces County
TEXAS SENATE
Bob Deuell SD 2
Paul Bettencourt SD 7
John Carona SD 16
Joan Huffman SD 17
Donna Campbell SD 25
Kel Seliger SD 31
TEXAS SENATE SPECIAL ELECTION
Brandon Creighton SD4
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
George Lavender HD 1
Lance Gooden HD 4
Matt Schaefer HD 6
Byron Cook HD 8
Travis Clardy HD 11
Kyle Kacal HD 12
John Otto HD 18
Ralph Sheffield HD 55
Jim Keffer HD 60
Myra Crownover HD 64
Susan King HD 71
Drew Darby HD 72
Charles Perry HD 83
Jonathan Stickland HD 92
Diane Patrick HD 94
Stefani Carter HD 102
Linda Harper Brown HD 105
Angie Chen Button HD 112
Bennett Ratliff HD 115
Rick Galindo HD 117
Joe Straus HD 121
Mike Schofield HD 132
Sarah Davis HD 134
Debbie Riddle HD 150
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
– THOMAS JEFFERSON