I am honored to serve Texas as Judge of the 113th Civil District Court and to play a role in the administration of Justice, which George Washington called the firmest pillar of government.
You and your family are more likely to be directly affected by the ruling of a judge than by the action of any other elected official. Our civil courts hear disputes that touch almost every aspect of our interactions with each other. Disputes involving land, debt, injury, contracts, employment, tax, leases, defamation, construction and all types of business matters are heard in the 113th.
"One Case At A Time"
That simple phrase is printed on a small sign I see each time I enter the courtroom. It reminds me of a simple principle: while some cases may seem small or of little importance compared with others, every case is of great importance to the parties involved. Every one of the cases on file in my court is entitled to be treated as if it is the only matter in court when it is called before the bench.
My role in jurisprudence is a small one. None of my decisions will likely affect the ebb and flow of society in any grand sense. My work does, however affect people in ways that can be substantial. If I am a careful steward of my responsibilities in this court, the cause of justice is served, and our republic will remain stronger for it.
Best Qualified - Most Experienced
It’s critical that we have the best qualified women and men on the bench. I have the experience and qualifications to assure that all parties are treated fairly under the law with respect. Please take a few moments to consider my qualifications and experience by clicking on the “Background” tab.
I am dedicated to deciding all matters impartially and without regard to partisan interests, media coverage or other outside influence. I am also committed to reducing the cost of lawsuits by being thoroughly prepared, being familiar with the law applicable in each case, and making prompt rulings on matters before me. I pledge to conduct court proceedings with patience and dignity, and to treat witnesses, jurors, attorneys and litigants with respect and courtesy. I am honored that a large majority of Houston Bar Association members rated me among the best judges in Harris County.
I look forward to continue working hard for you as judge in the 113th District Court.