The Honorable Robert M. Fillmore was appointed Justice of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals in May 2009. He received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. Prior to his appointment to the Court, Justice Fillmore was in private practice in the Dallas office of Hunton & Williams LLP, and its predecessor, Worsham, Forsythe & Wooldridge LLP, focusing upon energy regulatory litigation. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant Attorney General of Kansas. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaching trial advocacy. Justice Fillmore has been elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Dallas Bar Foundation and has served as Chairman of the Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Justice Fillmore taught Regulated Industries in Spring 2011.