David W. Slayton

David Slayton began serving in his current position as the Administrative Director for the Texas Office of Court Administration in May of 2012. Prior to this position, Mr. Slayton served as the Director of Court Administration for the Lubbock County District Courts and County Courts at Law for 8 years. He has been employed by the judicial branch in various roles for over 15 years. Previously, he served as Court Services Supervisor for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, in Dallas, Texas, and as a Trial Court Coordinator for the 99th District Court in Lubbock County. Mr. Slayton earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He is a 2007 Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, where he was chosen to deliver the commencement address on behalf of his class in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Slayton received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts and the 2010 Robert O. Dawson Award for Indigent Defense. He has published an article entitled “An Analysis of the Effective Use of Jurors in Lubbock County” and was instrumental in the publication of the 2007 version of the National Association for Court Management’s Model Code of Conduct. He is a Past President of the National Association for Court Management’s Board and was formerly the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Drug Court Professionals.  In addition to the aforementioned organizations, Mr. Slayton is a member of the Texas Association for Court Administration.