MEET THE JUDGE
Judge Julia Maldonado is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is the most senior judge on the bench with two years of judicial experience. She is a graduate of University of Houston-Downtown with a BBA in Accounting and a JD from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Judge Maldonado has been practicing for over 17 years in the areas of Family, Criminal, and Probate law. She has run for a variety of offices, and after many years of aspiring to public office, was elected Judge of the 507th Family Court in the 2016 general election. While 77% of her Harris County cases are in criminal law, she is well respected in the family law community. Finally, given the 2018 midterm sweep of Harris County by Democrats, she has become the most senior family court judge.
University of Houston-Downtown, BBA
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 5/1998
TEXAS LICENSE DATE
2 Years as of 12/2018
Board Certified In Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012
We fully expect Judge Maldonado to become the administrative judge for the Harris County family courts this upcoming year and will update the post once the selection process is completed.
According to the Harris County District Clerk website she has handled 570 Civil/Family cases and 1,945 Criminal case in Harris County since being licensed. 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) 274-4620
Associate Judge: Hon. Jim Evans
Coordinator: Kristel Rubio
Court Reporter: Ben Alva
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Note: The information above is gathered from a variety of resources. We welcome and encouraged the judges to add to the information or correct the information via the Contact page.