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Judge Germaine Tanner | 311th Family Court

Judge Germaine Tanner


Judge Germaine J. Tanner has presided over the 311th Court since January 1, 2019. She ran for re-election and won on November 8, 2022. Her current term ends in 2026.  

Judge Tanner earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. While in law school, Judge Tanner worked as an intern for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Attorney General and Judge Frank P. Pierce who presided over the IV-D Court #2 at the time. As an intern, Judge Tanner gained knowledge in the area of family law prior to even graduating law school. She has been licensed to practice law since November 2003 and has handled over 500 family law cases in that time. She was elected judge in the 2018 mid-term elections. 

Judge Tanner is a single mother to one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, gardening and giving back to her community in many forms and fashions. 

Disclaimer: Ramos Law Group, PLLC, gathered information from a variety of resources, and while we made every effort to verify the accuracy, we cannot make guarantees as to the same. Additionally, the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, is not associated with any family court judge and is only providing these pages for informational purposes. We welcome and respectfully request feedback, revision, and additional information from the Judges in question.

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Information on Judge Germaine Tanner


  • Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 05/2001, JD
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, IL, BA Political Science




  • Re-elected – 11/2022
  • Elected – 11/2018


None – As of the publication of this post.


Democratic Party


  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
  • Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association
  • Annie’s List: Co-Chair, Houston Steering Committee
  • Cypress Tomball Democrats: First Vice President
  • Harris County Democrats: Former Precinct 602 Chair
  • Harris County Democrats: Sustaining Member
  • State of Texas Democrats: Sustaining Member


Judge Tanner is also a Certified Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency.

According to the Harris County District Clerk site she has handled 510 civil/family law and 18 criminal cases in Harris County since being licensed which is an impressive number over 15 year legal career. That said, we are not including cases in other counties or those cases filed under another attorney’s bar number which can be the case when working as an associate.



Court Phone: (713) 274-4580
Associate Judge: Hon. Kimberly Baughman
Coordinator: Iris Garcia
Court Reporter: Andrea Ballantyne


Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 8th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002



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