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Robert Jay Witte

Robert Jay Witte, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1993, United States District Court 1994, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1994, United States Supreme Court, 1999, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 2002.

Background

  • Witte, Robert Jay was born on May 16, 1968 in Oklahoma City. Son of Richard Owen and Janice (Hester) Witte.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with highest honors, University Okla, 1990. Juris Doctor cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1993.

    Career

    • Attorney Strasburger and Price LLP, Dallas, since 1993. Board directors Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2000—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1993, United States District Court 1994, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1994, United States Supreme Court, 1999, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 2002.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

    Membership

    Board directors Dallas Summer Musicals, since 2005, Distinguished Service Medal Gala co-chair, 2008. Board directors Dallas Arts District Alliance, since 2005, American Heart Association, 1997-2001. Board directors, president University Oklahoma Club of Dallas, since 2002.

    Board directors, chairman Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, since 1996. Founding chair Muscular Dystrophy Association Dallas Legal Leaders: Hot Hundred Who Care. Member Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association Young Lawyers (Committee chair leadership development since 1997, board directors 1999-2005, trustee), American Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, softball, following college and professional sports, politics.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Lynn Hammond, June 15, 1991. Children, Brandon Ryan, Courtney Nicole.
    • father: Richard Owen Witte
    • mother: Janice (Hester) Witte
    • spouse: Deborah Lynn Hammond
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    Born March 16, 1968
    (age 49)
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