TCJ Board of Directors 2020-21


Lori Valenzuela

Chair 
Hon. Lori Valenzuela
47th District Court
San Antonio, TX

Elizabeth Kerr

Place 1 (2023)
Hon. Elizabeth Kerr
Justice
2nd Court of Appeals
Fort Worth, TX


Place 4 (2021)
Hon. Hazel Jones
Judge
174th Criminal District Court
Houston, TX


Place 7 (2021)
Hon. Mario Ramirez
Judge
332nd District Court
Edinburg, TX
Jim Parsons

Place 10 (2023)
Hon. Jim Parsons
Senior Judge
Palestine, TX
Les Hatch
Board Liaison (2021)
Hon. Les Hatch
Judge
237th District Court
Lubbock, TX

Judicial Section
Robert Ramirez

Chair Elect (2020)
Hon. Robert Ramirez
Denton County Court at Law No. 2
Denton, TX



Place 2 (2022)
Hon. Jeff Rose
3rd Court of Appeals
Austin, TX 


Place 5 (2021)
Hon. Jeff Fletcher
Judge
402nd District Court
Quitman, TX
Raul Rodriguez

Place 8 (2023)
Hon. Raul Rodriguez
Judge
Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 13
Houston, TX
Judge Mark Atkinson, CEO

Ex-Officio
Hon. Mark Atkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Center for the Judiciary
Austin, TX
Patrick Pirtle

Immediate Past Chair
(2020) 

Hon. Patrick Pirtle
Justice
7th Court of Appeals
Amarillo, TX



Place 3 (2023)
Hon. Ernest White
Judge
194th District Court
Dallas, TX


Place 6 (2022)
Hon. Steve Smith
Judge
361st District Court
Bryan, TX


Place 9 (2022)
Hon. Susan Harris 
Judge
Kerr County Court at Law
Kerrville, TX


Ex-Officio (2021)
Hon. Dean Rucker
Presiding Judge - Liaison
7th Administrative Judicial Region
Midland, TX