Jane Bland served for
more than 20 years as a trial and appellate judge before joining Vinson &
Elkins. Appointed to the Texas First Court of Appeals in 2003, she authored
more than 1,200 signed opinions during her tenure at the appellate court. In March 2006, while sitting by special
commission, Justice Bland delivered the majority opinion in Hyundai v.
Vasquez for the Texas Supreme Court, in which the court clarified jury
selection principles in Texas trial courts.
Before becoming an appellate judge, she served
for over six years as a civil trial court judge in Harris County, Texas.
board certified in civil appellate law and civil trial law by the Texas Board
of Legal Specialization. She is a member
of the American Law Institute.
the Oversight Committee for the Texas Pattern Jury Charges. She is a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s
Rules Advisory Committee.