Erin Nowell (Democrat Challenger)
Erin Nowell is an attorney focusing on toxic tort and pharmaceutical personal injury lawsuits. Previously she was an associate at Kelley Witherspoon LLP, where she was a plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney, and an associate at Baron and Budd, focused on toxic torts and product liability litigation.
Nowell received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 2003.
Craig Stoddart (Republican Incumbent)
Justice Craig Stoddart has served on the Fifth Court of Appeals since 2014. He is former chief of the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Appellate Division and former first assistant criminal district attorney for Rockwall County.
Stoddart received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Texas and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1990.
Justice Stoddart has been endorsed by TLRPAC and the Texas Civil Justice League PAC.