Governor Abbott Appoints Eskridge To Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission

October 27, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Charles Eskridge of Houston to the Timothy Cole Exoneration Commission for a term at the pleasure of the governor. The Commission was created by HB 48 during the 84th legislative session and will review and examine exonerations that occurred on or after January 1, 2010, to identify the main causes of those convictions and make recommendations with respect to future practices.

Charles Eskridge is a partner with the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, and the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court. He is a sustaining member of the American Law Institute and both the Texas and Houston Bar Foundations. Additionally, he is a member of the Pepperdine University School of Law Board of Visitors and an adjunct professor of law at The University of Houston Law Center. He served as a law clerk to Justice Byron White at the U.S. Supreme Court and to Chief Judge Charles Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Eskridge received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Trinity University and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.