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
Don Willett
Ethics: 57798, 57799
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Elsa Alcala
Ethics: 39401
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
CCA9
David Newell (R)
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
Jane Bland
Ethics: 37146
12/31/2018
Elected 11/2/10
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
Justice Harvey G. Brown
Ethics: 31583
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL7
Terry Jennings
Ethics: 41164
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL8
Michael C. Massengale
Ethics: 65777
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL9
Rebeca A Huddle
Ethics: 67587
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12

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
Terrie Livingston
Ethics: 26084
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL2
Bill Meier
Ethics: 61537
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL3
Elizabeth S. “Leza” Kerr
Ethics: 80338
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/2016
PL4
Bonnie Sudderth
Ethics: 33058
12/31/2022
Appointed 1/2015
District Judge
Elected 11/6/12
PL5
Sue Walker
Ethics: 33054
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Cindy Bourland
Ethics: 52092
12/31/2018
Appointed 1/2015
PL3
Scott Field
Ethics: 65318
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL4
Melissa Goodwin
Ethics: 62281
12/31/2022
Elected 11/8/16
PL5
David Puryear
Ethics: 37418, 37428
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL6
Bob Pemberton
Ethics: 54716, 54758
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12

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
Marialyn Barnard
Ethics: 58189
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Karen Angelini
Ethics: 34276
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Carolyn Wright
Ethics: 28951
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL2
David Evans
Ethics: 37734
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Craig Stoddart
Ethics: 70298
12/31/2018
Unopposed 11/4/14
Appointed 8/2014
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
Jason E. Boatright
Ethics: 81104
12/31/2018
Appointed 1/2017
PL10
Molly Francis
Ethics: 34679
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL11
Douglas S. Lang
Ethics: 23307
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL12
Robert (Bob) M. Fillmore
Ethics: 12321
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL13
Elizabeth Lang-Miers
Ethics: 18118
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12

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
Bailey C. Moseley
Ethics: 58546
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
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
Al Scoggins
Ethics: 32466, 66526
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10

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
Jim R. Wright
Ethics: 20922
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL2
Mike Willson
Ethics: 67926
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL3
John Bailey
Ethics: 69613
12/31/2022
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 10/2013

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
Brett Busby
Ethics: 66759
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL4
Marc Brown
Ethics: 66037
12/31/2018
Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 10/7/13
PL5
Martha Hill Jamison
Ethics: 21707
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL6
William J. Boyce
Ethics: 62754
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL7
Ken Wise
Ethics: 52853, 52854
12/31/2020
Elected 11/4/14
PL8
John Donovan
Ethics: 33193
12/31/2018
Elected 11/6/12
PL9
Tracy Christopher
Ethics: 26754
12/31/2022
Elected 11/2/10
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