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As Judge of the 322nd District Court, my court will have the transparency, experience, wisdom, and patience.  Everyone should be able to rely on the consistency of the policies and procedures that have made this court a success.  


My goal is to see that this court provides everyone an opportunity to present their case fairly and receive a timely and well-reasoned decision, within the bounds of the law.

My Experience:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1976

Law school at South Texas College of Law and licensed to practice law in 1981 


  • 40 Years of Trial Experience

  • 32 Years Board Certified in Family Law

  • 11 Years as the Associate Judge of the 322nd District Court

  • Elected judge of 322nd District Court 2018

  • Family Law Appellate Attorney

  • Member of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association since 1984

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas since 1981

  • Member of the Tarrant County Bar Association

  • Member of the Tarrant County Family

  • Member of Tarrant County Juvenile Board

  • Speaker for the Family Law Bar Continuing Legal Education

  • Former Member Tarrant County Young Lawyers

  • Former Representative of the Family Law Bar Association for West Texas Legal Services


As a family law practitioner, my goal is to have extensive experience in family law but also the family law process.  I've gained expertise in Wills and Probate Law, Partnership Law, Corporate Law, Personal Injury Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Appellate Law. 


In family law cases heard in this court, it requires an understanding of how to handle the vast disputes people face in this court.  It is crucial to have an experienced family law attorney on the 322nd District Court bench.


My wife Terry and I have been happily married for thirty-seven years.  We have a daughter, Allison, a graduate of Texas A&M.  James is also a member of Sons of the American Revolution, The Sons of the Republic of Texas, General Society of Colonial Wars, Society of the War of 1812, and a former Rotarian, for the Eastside Fort Worth. When we have the time to spend we are actively involved in farming and agriculture, farming with Jim and Terry.


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