Governor Perry has appointed Robert M. Fillmore to fill the seat on the Dallas Court of Appeals that was recently vacated by Justice Amos Mazzant. Fillmore comes to the court of appeals from Hunton & Williams, LLP. According to his recently-updated resume, his background is in regulatory law. His appellate experience is described as "the supervision of litigation teams and appellate advocacy." For the time being, his resume with the Hunton firm may be found at this link. The Texas State Bar shows that he is a graduate of the University of Kansas Law School in 1977 and that his primary practice area is public utility law. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.