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Dallas County Courts

Dallas County Criminal Courts

I have compiled information about the judges and courts in Dallas county below. Dallas County has 13 county criminal courts (handling misdemeanors) and 17 district courts (handling felonies and other serious crimes). See photos of the Dallas County Courts at the Frank Crowley complex >>

Dallas County (Misdemeanor) Courts

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*Note that the abbreviation for the court is listed in parenthesis next to the official court name.

Criminal County Court 1 (MA Court)

Judge Dan Patterson currently presides over Criminal County Court 1 in Dallas. Judge Patterson ran unopposed in 2014 to take the general election for this court. for another four years. Judge Patterson ran on the Democratic ticket, where he also ran unopposed. Criminal County Court 1 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 1 website >>

Criminal County Court 2 (MB Court)

As of 2015, Judge Julia Hayes presides over Criminal County Court 2 in Dallas. Judge Hayes took the bench in 2010 after beating Republican Dan Motalvo in the general election. Judge Hayes ran unopposed in 2014 to retake the bench. She is on the Democratic ticket. Criminal County Court 2 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 2 website >>

Criminal County Court 3 (MC Court)

Judge Doug Skemp presides over Criminal County Court 3 in Dallas. Judge Skemp also took the bench in 2010 after defeating Republican Janet Cook in the general election. Judge Skemp is a Democrat, and he ran unopposed in the both the primary and general election in 2014. Criminal County Court 3 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
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Criminal County Court 4 (ME Court)

What happened to MD Court?
Judge Nancy Mulder only recently took the bench in 2014 after defeating Democratic party opponent Remeko Edwards in the primary. Subsequently, she ran without opposition in the general election. She has worked as both a district attorney and a defense attorney. Judge Mulder graduated from Indiana University and then attended law school at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. Criminal County Court 4 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
Criminal County Court 4 website >>

Criminal County Court 5 (MF Court)

Judge Lisa Green is also a newcomer to the bench, having been elected in 2014 to replace Judge Etta Mullin. Judge Green beat both Etta Mullin and Trey Bunch in the Democratic primary before beating Etta Mullin in a primary runoff. She then defeated Leah Lucius in a hotly contested general election. She attended St. Mary’s University for both college and law school. Criminal County Court 5 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
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Criminal County Court 6 (MG Court)

Judge King has presided over Criminal County Court 6 in Dallas since 2006. Most recently she was re-elected in 2014. Criminal County Court 6 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 6 website >>

Criminal County Court 7 (MH Court)

Judge Crowder presides over Dallas’s Criminal County Court 7. She recently ran for re-election in 2014 and won an unopposed election in both the primary and general election. Criminal County Court 7 is on the 4th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 7 website >>

Criminal County Court 8 (MJ Court)

Judge Tina Yoo also ran unopposed in 2014 in both the primary and general election. She defeated Republican Deandra Grant in 2010. Her current term expires in 2018. Criminal County Court 8 is on the 4th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 8 website >>

Criminal County Court 9 (MK Court)

Judge Peggy Hoffman presides over Criminal County Court 9 in Dallas. She defeated Republican Leigh Logan in 2010 and ran unopposed in 2014. Criminal County Court 9 is on the 4th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
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Criminal County Court 10 (ML Court)

Judge Roberto Canas presides over Criminal County Court 10 in Dallas. He defeated Republican Scala Byers in the 2010 general election, and he defeated LeDouglas Johnson before running unopposed in the general election. Criminal County Court 10 is on the 4th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 10 website >>

Criminal County Court 11 (MN Court)

What happened to MM court?
Judge Shequitta Kelly presides over Criminal County Court 11 in Dallas. Judge Kelly defeated Melodee Armstrong Mota in the primary election in 2014 before running unopposed in the general election in Dallas. Criminal County Court 11 is on the 4th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal County Court 11 website >>

Criminal Court of Appeals 1 (MD Court)

Judge Kristin Wade presides over the Criminal Court of Appeals 1 in Dallas. Judge Wade has held the bench since 1999 and was most recently re-elected in 2014. She attended Trinity University and the SMU Dedman School of Law. Criminal Court of Appeals 1 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal Court of Appeals 1 website >>

Criminal Court of Appeals 2 (MM Court)

Judge Jeffrey Rosenfield presides over the Criminal Court of Appeals 2 in Dallas. He has held the bench since 2006 and was most recently re-elected in 2014. Judge Rosenfield runs as a Democrat and was not opposed in 2014. Criminal Court of Appeals 2 is on the 3rd floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal Court of Appeals 2 website >>

Dallas District (Felony) Courts

Criminal District Court 1 (FH Court)

Judge Robert Burns presides over Texas’s Criminal District Court 1. He ran unopposed in the both the Democratic primary and general 2014 election. Criminal District Court 1 is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal District Court 1 website >>

Criminal District Court 2 (FI Court)

Judge Nancy Kennedy presides over Texas’s Criminal District Court 2. Judge Kennedy is one of the newest judges in Dallas, winning her seat in 2015. She won by a wide margin over her Republican rival, and replaces Judge Don Adams. Criminal District Court 2 is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
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Criminal District Court 3 (FJ Court)

Judge Gracie Lewis presides over Texas’s Criminal District Court 3. Judge Lewis is a Democrat who has sat as a judge since 2009. She graduated from the University of Houston Law School. She also has experience as a juvenile court judge. Criminal District Court 3 is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
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Criminal District Court 4 (FK Court)

Judge Dominique Collins was elected to take the bench of Texas’s Criminal District Court 4 in 2012. Judge Collins has served in the United States Air Force and has extensive experience in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Criminal District Court 4 is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas. Judge Collins is a former Assistant District Attorney and former U.S. Air Force member. She also has recently revamped the Dallas Veteran’s Court Program.
The Criminal District Court 4 website >>

Criminal District Court 5 (FL Court)

Judge Carter Thompson was re-elected in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and in the general election. Criminal District Court 5 is on the 5th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal District Court 5 website >>

Criminal District Court 6 (FX Court)

Judge Jeanine Howard presides over Texas’s Criminal District Court 6 ran for re-election in 2014. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and the general election. Criminal District Court 6 is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal District Court 6 website >>

Criminal District Court 7 (FY Court)

Judge Elizabeth Frizell presides over Texas’s Criminal District Court 7. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was also unopposed in the general election in 2014. Criminal District Court 7 is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The Criminal District Court 7 website >>

194th Judicial District Court (FM Court)

Judge Ernest White sits on the bench of Texas’s 194th Judicial District Court. He was re-elected in 2014 when he ran unopposed for the same seat. Texas’s 194th Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 194th Judicial District Court website >>

195th Judicial District Court (FN Court)

Judge Hector Garza presides over Texas’s 195th Judicial District Court in Dallas. He was elected to the bench in 2015 after beating Republican civil attorney Mike Lee in the general election. Judge Garza bested a wide array of hopefuls in the Democratic primary. Judge Fred Tinsley retired from this bench in July of 2015. Texas’s 195th Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 195th Judicial District Court website >>

203rd Judicial District Court (FP Court)

Judge Teresa Hawthorne presides over Texas’s 203rd Judicial District Court. Judge Hawthorne was re-elected in 2014. Texas’s 203rd Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 203rd Judicial District Court website >>

204th Judicial District Court (FQ Court)

Judge Tammy Kemp presides over Texas’s 204th Judicial District Court. Judge Kemp ran against Lena Levario in the Democratic primary in 2014. She was unopposed in the general election. Texas’s 204th Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas. Judge Kemp was a prosecutor for over 20 years, and was most recently with the Family Violence and Child Abuse divisions in the Dallas District Attorney’s office.
The 204th Judicial District Court website >>

265th Judicial District Court (FR Court)

Judge Jennifer Bennett presides over Texas’s 265th Judicial District Court. Judge Bennett is a Democrat who competed against Anthony Eiland and William R. Barr in the 2014 primary before defeating Republican Lisa DeWitt in the Dallas general election. Texas’s 265th Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 265th Judicial District Court website >>

282nd Judicial District Court (FS Court)

Judge Amber Givens-Davis was first elected to the bench of Texas’s 282nd Judicial District Court in 2014. She took office January 1, 2015. Texas’s 282nd Judicial District Court is on the 5th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 282nd Judicial District Court website >>

283rd Judicial District Court (FT Court)

Judge Rick Magnis was first elected in 2006 and was most currently re-elected as judge of Texas’s 283rd Judicial District Court after defeating Justin Lord in the 2014 Democratic primary. Texas’s 283rd Judicial District Court is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 283rd Judicial District Court website >>

291st Judicial District Court (FU Court)

Judge Stephanie Mitchell competed against fellow Democrat Susan Anderson in the 2014 primary. Judge Mitchell defeated Jennifer Balido in the general election to take the position as judge of Texas’s 291st Judicial District Court. Texas’s 291st Judicial District Court is on the 7th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 291st Judicial District Court website >>

292nd Judicial District Court (FV Court)

Judge Brandon Birmingham was elected judge of 292nd Judicial District Court in 2014 after competing against Larry Mitchell in the Democratic primary and later defeating Janet Cook in the general election. He attended Baylor for college before graduating from the University of South Texas College of Law. The 292nd Judicial District Court is on the 6th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 292nd Judicial District Court website >>

363rd Judicial District Court (FW Court)

Judge Tracy Holmes presides over Texas’s 363rd Judicial District Court. She competed against and defeated Nigel H. Redmond in the 2014 Democratic primary. The 363rd Judicial District Court is on the 5th floor of the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Complex in Dallas.
The 363rd Judicial District Court website >>

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