Former public defender
Former civil rights lawyer
Both a former prosecutor & public defender
Justices are selected in partisan elections to 10-year terms by voters in the region that their seat represents. To remain on the court, justices must win approval in uncontested retention elections. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by the state supreme court via majority vote.
Selection method sources:
Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map