Geric Tipsword for Judge 280th District Court Harris County
Geric Tipswordfor Judge280th District CourtHarris County

About Geric

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Geric comes from a diverse background.  His mother, Loida, is one of 12 siblings, all of whom were the first generation of her family to be born in the United States.  His grandparents Antonia and Manuel Salazar immigrated from Mexico to Phoenix.  His father's family hails from Illinois.

 

Growing up, Geric, along with his sister Dabney, and his brother Giles were well acquainted with both the financial and emotional hardships of being raised by a single mother.  However, Geric credits his upbringing with making him the person he is today.

 

After High School, Geric enlisted in the United States Army.  He did his Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, and then was stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.  From there he was moved to Idar-Oberstein, Germany where he was a member of the 6/29th Field Artillery Batallion.  He then was stationed in Miesau, Germany where he was part of the Headquarters Company of the Miesau Army Depot.  After that, Geric was transferred to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas as part of the 62nd Transportation Company.  It was from there that he was deployed to Saudi Arabia to fight in Desert Storm.  After his combat tour Geric returned to El Paso and from there he was transferred back to Germany as part of the 66th Transportation Company stationed in Kaiserslautern. Finally, upon his return from Germany, Geric was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas with the 96th Transportation Company,  for the remainder of his Army career.  While in Germany, Geric earned an Associates Degree in Transportation Management from City College of Chicago-Europe.  After serving our country for 11 years, Geric decided to leave the Army and pursue civilian life.

 

Geric returned to Phoenix, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ottawa University.  During this time he served as a Distribution Manager, Customer Service Manager, and Finance Manager at HGP Industries.

 

Already a father to sons Geremie and Gevin, and daughter Taylor, Geric realized that when he had his times of visitation with them he was always working, so he decided to earn a Teacher's Certificate in order to teach school and be on the same schedule as his children.  This allowed him to enjoy much more time with his kids.  During his time as a teacher, he went on to earn a Master of Education degree in Education Intervention.

 

Looking to further his education, Geric decided to take the LSAT exam and apply to law school.  After being accepted to multiple law schools, he chose Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, where he earned his Juris Doctorate and graduated suma cum laude in 2007.

 

Geric's solo law practice focuses on Family Law.  "I feel my diverse background allows me to relate to many of the clients who walk throught my door looking for help.  It is my goal to be able to provide the best possible legal advice and care at an affordable rate."

 

Geric is married to Heather Tipsword.  He has two sons, Geremie, age 29 and Gevin, age 21.  He has one daughter, Taylor, age 25.  Taylor, and her husband Dustin, are the parents of Addyson Rene, Geric and Heather's granddaughter.

 

"I feel that the combination of my life experiences, educational background and legal experience makes me the best possible candidate for the 280th District Court and lead it into the future."

 

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