The Hon. David C. Junkin is a judge for the 453rd District Court in Hays County, Texas. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Greg Abbott on November 30, 2018.
Junkin earned a B.S. in range science and rangeland management from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University. He spent the next several years working as a refuge officer for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. During this time, he became a certified peace officer and a Red Card wildland firefighter. Then, in 1991, he completed a J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center. He was named Special Research editor for the University of Houston Law Review.
While in law school, Junkin began his legal career as a law clerk at Scott, Douglass & Luton in Houston. Shortly after graduating, Junkin continued working with the firm, eventually becoming a partner in 1995. He left the firm seven years later. At that time, he started his own private practice as a sole practitioner, specializing in civil litigation.
His memberships have included the Hays County Bar Association, the Wimberley Business & Professional Association, and the Wimberley Lions Club. He has also served as director for CASA of Central Texas, Wimberley Senior Citizens Activity, Habitat for Humanity, and the Wimberley Education Foundation.
Born in Mount Pleasant, Junkin was raised in San Marcos and Kerrville, where he graduated from Tivy High School.
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