Current Texas Judges

Visit the Texas Judicial Branch website for more information on the Texas Court System.
Click here for a directory of Texas District Court Judges
All Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals terms are 6 years.

SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS (Statewide based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Nathan Hecht*
Ethics: 20155, 69578
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 9/10/13
SC2
Jimmy Blacklock*
Ethics: 82237
12/31/2018
Appointed 1/2018
SC3
Debra Lehrmann*
Ethics: 41325, 66825
12/31/2022
Elected 10/2010
Appointed 6/21/10
SC4
John Devine*
Ethics: 26739
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
SC5
Paul Green*
Ethics: 24953
12/31/2022
Uncontested Election
11/2/04
SC6
Jeff Brown*
Ethics: 51706, 66059
12/31/2018
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 9/26/13
SC7
Jeff Boyd*
Ethics: 68772, 68755
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
SC8
Phil Johnson*
Ethics: 36636, 57592
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
SC9
Eva Guzman*
Ethics: 40421
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10

TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (Statewide based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
PJ
Sharon Keller
Ethics: 26509
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
CCA2
Mary Lou Keel
Ethics: 26741
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/2016
CCA3
Bert Richardson
Ethics: 41161
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
CCA4
Kevin Patrick Yeary
Ethics: 68992
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
CCA5
Scott Walker
Ethics: 80468
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/16
CCA6
Michael Keasler
Ethics: 20266
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
CCA7
Barbara Hervey
Ethics: 41408
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
CCA8
Michelle Slaughter
Ethics: 67429
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
CCA9
David Newell
Ethics: 69339
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14

1ST Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Houston)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
 
Sherry Radack
Ethics: 32961
12/31/2022
Elected 2004
Appointed 12/2002
PL2
Gordon Goodman
Ethics: 69365
 
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL3
 
Russell Lloyd
Ethics: 20202
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL4
 
Evelyn Keyes
Ethics: 52852
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
PL5
 
Laura Carter Higley
Ethics: 51161
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL6
Sarah Beth Landau
Ethics: 81291
 
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL7
Julie Countiss
Ethics: 80055
 
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL8
Richard F. Hightower
Ethics: 36281
 
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL9
Peter Kelly
Ethics: 80462
 
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
 

2ND Court of Appeals (12 Counties | Based in Fort Worth)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Bonnie Sudderth
Ethics: 33058
12/31/2022
Appointed CJ 10/2017; appointed 2COA 1/2015
PL2
Bill Meier
Ethics: 61537
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/2008
PL3
Elizabeth S. “Leza” Kerr
Ethics: 80338
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/2016
PL4
Wade Birdwell
Ethics: 54796
12/31/2022
Appointed 11/2017
PL5
Dabney Bassel
Ethics: 80342
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL6
Mark T. Pittman
Ethics: 70576
12/31/2018
Appointed 1/6/2017
PL7
Lee Gabriel
Ethics: 20056
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14

3RD Court of Appeals (24 Counties | Based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Jeff Rose
Ethics: 66027
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Edward Smith
Ethics: 82126
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL3
Chari Kelly
Ethics: 82025
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL4
Melissa Goodwin
Ethics: 62281
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/16
PL5
Thomas J. Baker
Ethics: 82155
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL6
Gisela Triana
Ethics: 54704
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18

4TH Court of Appeals (32 Counties | Based in San Antonio)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Sandee Bryan Marion
Ethics: 51815
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Beth Watkins
Ethics: 81676
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL3
Patricia O. Alvarez
Ethics: 53284
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL4
Luz Elena D. Chapa
Ethics: 67895
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL5
Liza Rodriguez
Ethics: 81701
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL6
Irene Rios
Ethics: 69633
12/31/2022

Elected 11/8/2016

PL7
Rebeca A. Martinez
Ethics: 65774
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12

5TH Court of Appeals (6 Counties | Based in Dallas)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Robert Burns
Ethics: 57983
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL2
Robbie Partida-Kipness
Ethics: 82014
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL3
Ada Brown
Ethics: 62544
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 9/3/13
PL4
Lana Myers
Ethics: 26829
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
PL5
Erin Nowell
Ethics: 82027
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL6
David L. Bridges
Ethics: 21105
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL7
David Schenck
Ethics: 62484
12/31/2022
Appointed 1/7/15
PL8
Bill Whitehill
Ethics: 67612
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL9
Bill Pedersen
Ethics: 81901
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL10
Amanda Reichek
Ethics: 82184
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL11
Cory Carylyle
Ethics: 81788
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL12
Ken Molberg
Ethics: 62111
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL13
Leslie Lester Osborne
Ethics: 82125
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18

6TH Court of Appeals (19 Counties | Based in Texarkana)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Josh R. Morriss III
Ethics: 52000
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
PL2
Scott Stevens
Ethics: 81351
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL3
Ralph K Burgess
Ethics: 53722
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
Former District 5 Judge

7TH Court of Appeals (32 Counties | Based in Amarillo)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Brian Quinn
Ethics: 24364
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
(unopposed)
PL2
Judy C. Parker
Ethics: 81905
12/31/2018
Appointed 8-17-17
PL3
Patrick A. Pirtle
Ethics: 20577
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL4
James T. Campbell
Ethics: 53735
12/31/2022
Elected 11/6/12 (unopposed)
Served since 2/25/03

8TH Court of Appeals (17 Counties | Based in El Paso)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Ann Crawford McClure
Ethics: 26247
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Yvonne T. Rodriguez
Ethics: 54628
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL3
Georgina “Gina” Palafox
Ethics: 70410
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/2016

9TH Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Beaumont)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Steve McKeithen
Ethics: 51814
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Charles Kreger
Ethics: 54759
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
PL3
Leanne Johnson
Ethics: 69695
12/31/2018
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 11/13/13
PL4
Hollis Horton
Ethics: 54378
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12

10TH Court of Appeals (18 Counties | Based in Waco)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Tom Gray
Ethics: 36453
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL2
Rex Davis
Ethics: 33895
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
(unopposed)
PL3
John Neill
Ethics: 36283
12/31/2022
Appointed 1/7/19

11TH Court of Appeals (28 Counties | Based in Eastland)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
John Bailey
Ethics: 69613
12/31/2018
Appointed 11/17/18
Elected PL3 11/4/14
PL2
Mike Willson
Ethics: 67926
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL3
Keith Stretcher
Ethics: (unknown)
12/31/2022
Appointed 1/7/19

12TH Court of Appeals (17 Counties | Based in Tyler)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
James T. (Jim) Worthen
Ethics: 36395
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Brian Hoyle
Ethics: 60026
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
PL3
Greg Neeley
Ethics: 70596
12/31/2018
Appointed 1/12/15

13TH Court of Appeals (20 Counties | Based in Corpus Christi/Edinburg)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Rogelio Valdez
Ethics: 21201
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL2
Nora Longoria
Ethics: 67397
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL3
Leticia Hinojosa
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/16
PL4
Nelda V. Rodriguez
Ethics: 25722
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL5
Gina M. Benavides
Ethics: 43618
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL6
Dori Contreras
Ethics: 51411
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14

14TH Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Houston)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJ
Kem T. Frost
Ethics: 39736
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL2
Kevin Jewell
Ethics: 80006 | 80294
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/16
Former Candidate SCOT, 2014
PL3
Jerry Zimmerer
Ethics: 27075
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL4
Charles Spain
Ethics: 65741
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL5
Frances Bourliot
Ethics: 82049
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL6
Meagan E. Hassan
Ethics: 81810
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL7
Ken Wise
Ethics: 52853, 52854
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL8
Margaret “Meg” Poissant
Ethics: 82057
12/31/2024
Elected 11/6/18
PL9
Tracy Christopher
Ethics: 26754
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
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