JUSTICE PAUL W. GREEN is a San Antonio native who graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1970. He was elected Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas in 2004. Before that he served as Justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio for ten years. 

Justice Green received a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1977. After law school, Justice Green, a third-generation lawyer, joined his father in a mid-sized litigation practice and remained there for seventeen years until he was elected to the Court of Appeals in 1994. 

During his career as a lawyer, Justice Green served as President of the San Antonio Bar Association, Director of the State Bar of Texas, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is a Life Fellow of the Austin, San Antonio, Texas, and American Bar Foundations. 

Justice Green has been recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and has received the school’s Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service. 

Justice Green is an Eagle Scout and holds a private pilot certificate. His hobbies include flying, boating, golf, hunting, and studying American military history. 

As of 2018, Justice Green is serving his third term on the Texas Supreme Court, which ends the last day of 2022. 

By John Cadena, St. Mary’s University Law Fellows in Public History (2018), with Justice Paul W. Green.