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   Born in Galveston, Texas, April 16, 1963
   Resident of Texas City, Texas
   Married to Pam Holland Apffel
   Children: Blake, Kaleb and Mary Alex
 
 
Education
   Legal Education 
      South Texas College of Law
      Houston , Texas
   Preparatory Education 
      Texas A&M University 
      College Station, Texas
 
   Mediation training
      A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute
 
 
 
J.D. - 1988
 
B.S. Building Construction - 1985
Employment
   Bettison, Doyle, Apffel & Guarino
   6710 Stewart Road, Suite 300
   Galveston, Texas 77551
   409-744-9783
 
   Justice of the Peace
   Texas City
   Galveston County, Texas 
 
   City of Texas City
 
   City of Hitchcock, Texas
 
   Law Offices of Darrell A. Apffel
 
   Admitted to State Bar of Texas 1989
 
   Admitted to Practice before U. S. Supreme Court
 
   U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
 
   U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
 
 
P.C. 1997 - Present
 
 
 
 
Appointed November 2003 - December 2004
 
Elected January 2005 - present
 
Municipal Court Judge 2002 - 2004
 
Municipal Court Prosecutor 1994 - 2001
 
1989 - 1997    Solo Practitioner
Memberships
   State Bar of Texas
   State Bar of Texas - College
   Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
   Texas Trial Lawyers Association
   Galveston County Bar Association
      Treasurer 2003 - 2004
      President 2002 - 2003
      Director 1998 - 1999
 
 
Civic
   Advocacy Center
 
   Galveston County Bail Bond
 
   Gulf Coast Legal Foundation
 
   District 5B Grievance Committee
 
   District 5C Grievance Committee
 
   Mediation Services of Galveston County
 
 
Board of Directors 2004 to present
 
Board of Director 2005 to present
 
Board of Directors 2000 - 2003
 
1998 - 2000
 
1995 - 1997
 
Board of Directors 2003 - 2004