Galveston County District Courts & Federal Trial / Appellate Courts

Civil Courts in Galveston — Galveston County, Texas
in which a Personal Injury Lawyer would file a lawsuit

If you live in Galveston and want to file a lawsuit, your Galveston Personal Injury Attorney will know in which of these courts your case should be filed.

If your claim is worth between $10,000 and $100,000 you may file here or in one of the County District Courts that have concurrent jurisdiction with the County Courts at law:

Galveston County Civil Courts at Law:

Galveston County - County Court at Law No. 1
(409) 766-2233

Galveston County - County Court at Law No. 2
(409) 766-2405

Galveston County - County Court at Law No. 3
(409) 621-7920


The Civil Courts at Law for Galveston County are located at:

600 59th Street, Room 2204
Galveston, TX 77551

If your claim is worth over $100,000 you will file here:


Galveston County 10th District Court
  (409) 766-2230

Galveston County 122nd District Court
(409) 766-2275

Galveston County 306th District Court
(409) 766-2255

Galveston County 56th District Court
(409) 766-2226

Galveston County 212th District Court
(409) 766-2266

Galveston County 405th District Court
(409) 765-2688

The District Courts for Galveston and Galveston County are located at:

600 59th Street, Room 4304
Galveston, TX 77551

If there was a Wrongful Death and Survivorship lawsuit and there was an Estate proceeding established in the Galveston County Probate Courts, then an 18 wheeler wrongful death lawyer could file it in:


             Galveston County Probate Court
                 (409) 766-2251


The Probate Courts for Galveston County are located at:

600 59th Street, Room 2305
Galveston, TX 77551

If you are seeking an appeal from a civil case, it will be filed in this appellate court:


First Court of Appeals of Texas
(First Court of Appeals)
(713) 655-2700

County Coverage:
  Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties

The State Intermediate Appellate Courts for Galveston County are located at:

1307 San Jacinto Street, 10th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Finally, if you wish to appeal a civil decision from the appellate courts you will file it in:


The Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th, Room 104
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-1312

If your civil suit involves a person who lives out-of-state, or if there is diversity or a “federal question,” then a personal injury lawsuit can be filed in:

United States District Court

The Southern District of Texas - Galveston Division

Galveston Divisional Office:
601 Rosenberg, Room 411
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 766-3547

Headquarters and  Houston Divisional Office:
512 Rusk St # 3516
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 718-465



Chief District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa
(956) 618-8100

District Judge Lynn Nettleton Hughes
(713) 250-5900

District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt

District Judge Sim Lake
  (713) 250-5518

District Judge Melinda Harmon
(713) 250-5518

District Judge Lee Hyman Rosenthal
(713) 250-5517

Senior District Judge David Hittner
(713) 250-5533

Senior District Judge John David Rainey
(361) 788-5030

Senior District Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.
(713) 250-5533

Senior District Judge Hayden Wilson Head, Jr.
(361) 888-3148


District Judge Janis Graham Jack
(361) 888-3525

District Judge Vanessa Gilmore
(713) 250-5990

District Judge Nancy Friedman Atlas
(713) 250-5990

District Judge Keith P. Ellison
(713) 250-5533

District Judge Randy Crane
(956) 618-8083

District Judge Andrew S. Hanen
(956) 548-2591

District Judge Micaela Alvarez
(956) 726-2242

District Judge Gray Hampton Miller
(713) 250-5533

Senior District Judge George P. Kazen
(956) 726-2237

Map of USDC Southern District of Texas - Galveston Division

The Galveston Division covers the following Texas Counties:

Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Matagorda counties

If you wished to appeal from one of the trial courts in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Galveston Division, you would appeal to the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

600 South Maestri Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-3408
(504) 310-770     

The Judges in the Fifth Circuit are:

Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12505, Houston, TX 77002-2655
(713) 250-5484

Carolyn Dineen King
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11020, Houston, TX 77002-2694
(713) 250-5750

E. Grady Jolly
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 202, Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-4165

W. Eugene Davis
800 Lafayette St., Suite 5100, Lafayette, LA 70501-6883
(337) 593-5280

Jerry E. Smith
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12621, Houston, TX 77002-2698
(713) 250-5101

Emilio M. Garza
8200 I-10 West, Suite 501, San Antonio, TX 78230-3878
(210) 525-2950

Fortunato P. Benavides
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 450, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5796

Carl E. Stewart
300 Fannin Street, Suite 2299, Shreveport, LA 71101-3074
(318) 676-3765

James L. Dennis
600 Camp Street, Room 219, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8000

Edith Brown Clement
600 Camp Street, Room 200, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8068

Edward C. Prado
755 E. Mulberry Ave., Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78212-3186
(210) 472-4060

Priscilla R. Owen
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 434, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5167

Jennifer Walker Elrod
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12014, Houston, TX 77002-2603
(713) 250-7590

Leslie H. Southwick
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 222, Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-4017

Catharina Haynes
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1264, Dallas, TX 75242
(214) 753-2750

Senior Judges:

Thomas M. Reavley
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11009, Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5185

Will Garwood
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 300, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5113

Patrick E. Higginbotham
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Room 400, Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5723

Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
600 Camp Street, Room 244, New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8098

Rhesa H. Barksdale
245 E. Capitol St., Room 200, Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-5840

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12015, Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5462


Opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

If you wished to appeal from the 5th Circuit, you would file a Writ of Certiorari with:

The United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

Contact information for the Supreme Court of the United States and its Justices:

Clerk's Office: (202) 479- 3011
Public Information Office: (202) 479-3211
General Inquiry: (202) 479-3000

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543


The chambers of the Supreme Court Justices are located mainly on the second floor of the Supreme Court building, with the exception of Justice Ginsburg's third floor chambers. Their individual chambers are not available to the public, and no direct phone line to a Justice exists for the public. The Justices may be contacted only via traditional mail. The nine Justices and the preferred way to address a letter are listed below.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable John G. Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice

Justice Clarence Thomas

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito
Associate Justice

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice

Justice Elena Kagan

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Elena Kagan
Associate Justice


Read the latest United States Supreme Court Slip Opinions

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