Judge Rex D. Davis
Tenth Court of Appeals
Judge Rex Davis has served on the Tenth Court of Appeals for 12 years. He initially came to the Court in May, 1996 and served as Chief Justice until 2003. From 2003 until 2008, he returned to the practice of law in Central Texas. In 2008, he was again elected to a six-year term as a Judge of the Tenth Court of Appeals.
As a young man, Judge Davis pursued undergraduate studies at Temple Junior College and the University of Texas at Austin. He received his J.D. degree from the Baylor University School of Law, Cum Laude, in May, 1974 and began practicing law in Waco.
Judge Davis was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of 1982 by the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association and, in 1990-1991, he served as the Bar Association president. In the fall of 1998 and 2002, he served as a Justice by temporary designation on the Supreme Court of Texas. In 1999-2000, he was Chair of the Council of Intermediate Chief Justices. He served as a member of the board of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of
Texas from 1999-2002. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Judge Davis has been an Adjunct Professor at the Baylor School of Law for 14 years and he previously served as an adjunct instructor at the Baylor Hankamer School of Business and at McLennan
Judge Davis is married to the former Donna Barnes and they have three sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. He has been active in civic affairs, including service as a past board member of D.A.R.E., the American Red Cross, Midway Independent School District and the Waco Symphony. He served as chair of the Woodway Planning and Zoning Commission and is a longtime member of Northwest Waco Rotary Club. He is an active member of the YMCA, a member and former teacher at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and a former Little League coach.