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Harris County Criminal Courts

Harris County has 16 county criminal courts (handling misdemeanors) and 22 district courts (handling felonies and other serious crimes).

Harris County (Misdemeanor) Courts

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County Criminal Court at Law 1

Judge Paula Goodhart currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 1 in Harris County. Judge Paula Goodhart won both the Republican primary and general election in 2010 for this court. She was reelected in 2014 after running unopposed. Her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 1 is on the 8th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 2

Judge Bill Harmon currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 2 in Harris County. Judge Bill Harmon was the Judge of Texas District 178 from 1984-2006. In 2006 he ran for County Criminal Court at Law 2 where he won the election under the Republican ticket. He was reelected in 2010 and also in 2014. His term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 2 is on the 8th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 3

Judge Natalie Fleming currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 3 in Harris County. Judge Natalie Fleming won both the Republican primary and general election in 2010 for this court. She was reelected in 2014 after running unopposed. Her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 3 is on the 8th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 4

Judge John Clinton currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 4 in Harris County. He served as sergeant of Houston police department for 29 years before becoming an attorney then later a judge. Judge John Clinton won both the Republican primary and general election in 2010 for this court. He was reelected in 2014. His term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 4 is on the 8th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 5

Judge Margaret Harris currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 5 in Harris County. Judge Margaret Harris was first elected to this position in 2002. She has been won every reelection since then under the Republican ticket and will be up for reelection again in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 5 is on the 9th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 6

Judge Larry Standley currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 6 in Harris County. Judge Larry Standley was first elected to this position in 1998 as a Republican. He has won every reelection since then and his term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 6 is on the 9th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 7

Judge Pam Derbyshire currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 7 in Harris County. Judge Pam Derbyshire was first elected to this position in 1998 as a Republican. She has won every reelection since then. Her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 7 is on the 9th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 8

Judge Jay Karahan currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 8 in Harris County. Judge Jay Karahan first took office in 2002 as a Republican. He won both the 2006 and 2010 reelection. He most recently won the 2014 reelection and his term will expire in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 8 is on the 9th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 9

Judge Analia Wilkerson currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 9 in Harris County. Judge Analia Wilkerson first took office in 1995 as a Republican. She has won every reelection since then. She most recently won the 2014 reelection unopposed and her term will expire in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 9 is on the 10th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 10

Judge Dan Spjut currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 10 in Harris County. Judge Dan Spjut won the Republican primary election and general election in 2014. He will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 10 is on the 10th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 11

Judge Diane Bull currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 11 in Harris County. Judge Diane Bull won the Republican primary election and general election in 2010. She won the reelection unopposed in 2014 and her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 11 is on the 10th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 12

Judge Robin Brown currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 12 in Harris County. Judge Robin Brown won the Republican primary election and general election in 2010. She won the reelection unopposed in 2014 and her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 12 is on the 10th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 13

Judge Don Smyth currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 13 in Harris County. Judge Don Smyth won the Republican primary election and general election in 2010. He won the reelection unopposed in 2014 and her term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 13 is on the 11th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 14

Judge Mike Fields currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 14 in Harris County. Judge Mike Fields was appointed to this position in 1998 under the Republican party. He has won every reelection since then including is most recent in 2014. His term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 14 is on the 11th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 15

Judge Jean Hughes currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 15 in Harris County. Judge Jean Hughes was appointed to this position in 1995 under the Republican party. She has won every reelection since then including is most recent in 2014. His term expires in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 15 is on the 11th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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County Criminal Court at Law 16

Judge Linda Garcia currently presides over County Criminal Court at Law 16 in Harris County. Judge Linda Garcia was appointed to this position in 2015 and will be up for reelection in 2018. County Criminal Court at Law 16 is on the 11th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

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Dallas District (Felony) Courts

174th District Court

Judge Ruben Guerrero presides over Texas’s Criminal 174th District Court. He was first elected in 2008 as a Democrat and was reelected in 2012. He will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 174th District Court is on the 19th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 174th District Court website >>

176th District Court

Judge Stacey Bond presides over Texas’s Criminal 176th District Court. She was first elected in 2012 as a Republican. She will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 176th District Court is on the 19th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 176th District Court website >>

177th District Court

Judge Ryan Patrick presides over Texas’s Criminal 177th District Court. He was appointed to this position as a Republican in August of 2012 and was later reelected in November of 2012. He will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 177th District Court is on the 19th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 177th District Court website >>

178th District Court

Judge David Mendoza presides over Texas’s Criminal 178th District Court. He was elected as a Democrat in 2008 and was reelected in 2012. He will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 178th District Court is on the 19th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 178th District Court website >>

179th District Court

Judge Kristin M. Guiney presides over Texas’s Criminal 179th District Court. She was elected as a Republican in 2012. She will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 179th District Court is on the 18th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 179th District Court website >>

180th District Court

Judge Catherine Evans presides over Texas’s Criminal 180th District Court. She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry on October 11, 2013 as a Republican and was reelected in November of 2014. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 180th District Court is on the 18th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 180th District Court website >>

182nd District Court

Judge Jeannine Barr presides over Texas’s Criminal 182th District Court. She was first elected to this position in 1994 as a Republican and has won every election since then. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 182th District Court is on the 18th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 182th District Court website >>

183rd District Court

Judge Vanessa Velasquez presides over Texas’s Criminal 183rd District Court. She was appointed to this position in 2005 as a Republican and has won every reelection this then. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 183rd District Court is on the 18th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 183rd District Court website >>

184th District Court

Judge Jan Krocker presides over Texas’s Criminal 184th District Court. She was first elected in 1994 as a Republican and has won every reelection since then. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 184th District Court is on the 17th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 184th District Court website >>

185th District Court

Judge Susan Brown presides over Texas’s Criminal 185th District Court. She first took this position in 1999 as a member of the Republican party and has won every reelection since then. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 185th District Court is on the 17th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 185th District Court website >>

208th District Court

Judge Denise Collins presides over Texas’s Criminal 208th District Court. She first took this position in 1992 as a member of the Republican party and has won every reelection since then. She will be up to reelection in 2018. The 208th District Court is on the 17th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 208th District Court website >>

209th District Court

Judge Michael McSpadden presides over Texas’s Criminal 209th District Court. She first took this position in 1982 as a member of the Republican party and has won every reelection since then including the most recent election in 2014 where he won unopposed. He will be up to reelection in 2018. The 209th District Court is on the 17th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 209th District Court website >>

228th District Court

Judge Marc Carter presides over Texas’s Criminal 228th District Court. He first became judge of this court in 2003 as a Republican and has won every reelection since then. His most recent reelection was in 2014 where we won unopposed. He will be up for reelection 2018. The 228th District Court is on the 16th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 228th District Court website >>

230th District Court

Judge Brad Hart presides over Texas’s Criminal 230th District Court. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013 and was elected to this position in 2014 as a Republican. He will be up for reelection 2018. The 230th District Court is on the 16th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 230th District Court website >>

232nd District Court

Judge Mary Lou Keel presides over Texas’s Criminal 232nd District Court. She first took this position in 1995 and has won every reelection since then. She will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 232nd District Court is on the 16th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 232nd District Court website >>

248th District Court

Judge Katherine Cabaniss presides over Texas’s Criminal 248th District Court. She was appointed to this position by Governor Rick Perry in 2013 and was reelected in 2014 as a Republican. She will be up for reelection in 2018. The 248th District Court is on the 16th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 248th District Court website >>

262nd District Court

Judge Denise Bradley presides over Texas’s Criminal 262nd District Court. She first took this position by winning the general election in 2010 as a Republican and was reelected in 2014. She will be up for reelection in 2018. The 262nd District Court is on the 15th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 262nd District Court website >>

263rd District Court

Judge Jim Wallace presides over Texas’s Criminal 263rd District Court. He first took this position in 1994 as a Republican and has won every reelection since then. He will be up for reelection in 2018. The 263rd District Court is on the 15th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 263rd District Court website >>

337th District Court

Judge Renee Magee presides over Texas’s Criminal 337th District Court. She was first elected in 2012 after winning the Republican primary and the general election. She is up for reelection on November 8th 2016. The 337th District Court is on the 15th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 337th District Court website >>

338th District Court

Judge Brock Thomas presides over Texas’s Criminal 338th District Court. He was first elected in 2012 after winning the Republican primary and the general election. He is up for reelection on November 8th 2016. The 338th District Court is on the 15th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 338th District Court website >>

339th District Court

Judge Maria T. Jackson presides over Texas’s Criminal 339th District Court. She was first elected in 2008 as a Democrat then reelected in 2012. She will be up for reelection November 8th 2016. The 339th District Court is on the 14th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 339th District Court website >>

351st District Court

Judge Mark Kent Ellis presides over Texas’s Criminal 351st District Court. He first took the bench in 1996 and has won every reelection since as a Republican. He is up for reelection November 8th 2016, The 351st District Court is on the 14th floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. The 351st District Court website >>

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