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Gena Blount Bunn

Gena Blount Bunn

Location:
Longview, Texas
Phone:
903-758-2200
Fax:
903-758-7864
Email:

Gena Bunn has argued criminal appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Gena is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law, State and Federal
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • Bachelor of Journalism - 1991
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • Balancing Fairness & Finality: A Comprehensive Review of the Texas Death Penalty (Co-Author), 5 Tex. Rev. L. & & Pol. 49-148, 2000

Classes/Seminars

  • Addressed Prosecutors on Capital Habeas Corpus Issues, Capital Murder Seminar of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Kerrville, Texas, 2005
  • Addressed Prosecutors on Capital Habeas Corpus Issues, Capital Murder Seminar of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, San Antonio, Texas, 2003
  • Addressed Prosecutors on Capital Habeas Corpus Issues, Capital Murder Seminar of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Austin, Texas, 1997
  • Participated on a Panel of Prosecutors from Across the Country, Annual Conference of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2007
  • Presided Over Four-Day Conference as Association's President, Annual Conference of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, Portland, Oregon, 2004
  • Presented Two-Hour Continuing-Legal-Education Course on Oral Argument, Appellate Advocacy Workshop, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 2007
  • Participated on a Panel Discussing Capital-Punishment Issues, Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges, Houston, Texas, 2005
  • Participated on a Panel Discussing Capital-Punishment Issues, Annual Conference of the Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys, Dallas, Texas, 2006
  • Participated on a Panel representing the Fifth Circuit along with Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones and then Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Michael McCormick, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference on the Death Penalty, Braselton, Georgia, 1999
  • Addressed Elected Attorneys General Regarding Death Penalty Issues, Annual conference of the Southern Association of Attorneys General, Savannah, Georgia, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Named Among Outstanding Women in Texas Government by the State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women in 2005
  • Recognized for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation in 2001-2002
  • Selected as an Ex Officio Member of the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Council, 2006-2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Texas Attorney General, Chief, Capital Litigation Division, 1998 - 2003
  • Office of the Texas Attorney General, Chief, Postconviction Litigation Division, 2003 - 2008