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Hon. Douglas Lang


Fifth District Court of Appeals

Since October 24, 2002, Justice Lang has served as one of 13 Justices on the Court of Appeals, 5th District of Texas at Dallas. Justice Lang also serves as the sole appellate judge member of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, served as a member of the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation from 2003 to 2009, and was specially commissioned by the Governor of Texas to sit on a case at the Texas Supreme Court.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in May, 1972. Prior to law school, he graduated from Drake University in 1969 with a degree in Business Administration.
Justice Lang has been active in community and bar association activities, serving as President of several associations including the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers in 1977, the Dallas Bar Association in 1991, the Texas Association of Bank Counsel in 1996-97, the Wm. AMac@ Taylor Inn of Court in 1999, the National Conference of Bar Presidents in 2004-05, and the Drake University National Alumni Association from 2002-04. His civic activities have included service as a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, member of the board of governors of The Dallas Foundation, and Boy Scout troop leader.