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Houston Division


United States Courthouse
515 Rusk Avenue
Houston, TX 77002


David J. Bradley
Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 61010
Houston, TX 77208


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Darlene Hansen


Austin, Brazos, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Wharton


New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Security and Electronic Device Policy

Government issued photo identification required to enter the Courthouse.
Cell phones, laptops, and other wireless devices are allowed in the courthouse but cannot be used in the courtroom without approval from the judge.
Broadcasting, televising, recording, or photographing is not allowed anywhere in the courthouse without a presiding judge's authorization.

Clerk of Court:

General Information 713-250-5500
After Hours Emergencies 832-215-8626

District Judges:

Nancy F. Atlas (Senior Judge) 713-250-5990
Case Manager: Shelia Ashabranner 713-250-5407

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Alfred H. Bennett 713-250-5849
Case Manager: Lisa Edwards 713-250-5850

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Keith Ellison 713-250-5806
Case Manager: Arturo Rivera 713-250-5181

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Vanessa Gilmore 713-250-5512
Case Manager: Byron Thomas 713-250-5512

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Melinda Harmon 713-250-5518
Case Manager: Rhonda Hawkins 713-250-5518

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David Hittner (Senior Judge) 713-250-5511
Case Manager: Ellen Alexander 713-250-5511

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Kenneth M. Hoyt (Senior Judge) 713-250-5515
Case Manager: Cynthia Horace 713-250-5515

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Lynn N. Hughes 713-250-5900
Case Manager: Glenda Hassan 713-250-5516

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Sim Lake 713-250-5177
Case Manager: Andrew Boyd 713-250-5514

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Gray Miller 713-250-5377
Case Manager: Rhonda Moore-Konieczny 713-250-5129

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Lee H. Rosenthal (Chief Judge) 713-250-5517
Case Manager: Lisa Eddins 713-250-5517

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Hilda G. Tagle (Senior Judge) 956-548-2510
Case Manager: Stella Cavazos 956-548-2628

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Ewing Werlein, Jr. (Senior Judge) 713-250-5533
Interim Case Manager: Marilyn Flores 713-250-5533

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Bankruptcy Judges:

David R. Jones (Chief Bankruptcy Judge) 713-250-5713
Case Manager: Albert Alonzo 713-250-5467

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Jeff Bohm 713-250-5470
Case Manager: Evangeline C. Attaway 713-250-5136

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Karen K. Brown 713-250-5250
Case Manager: Ruben Castro 713-250-5449

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Marvin Isgur 713-250-5421
Case Manager: Anita Dolezel 713-250-5421

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Magistrate Judges:

Christina Bryan
Case Manager: Cynthia Jantowski 713-250-5158

Nancy K. Johnson 713-250-5375
Case Manager: Shannon Jones 713-250-5703

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Dena Hanovice Palermo 713-250-2702
Case Manager: Carol Felchak 713-250-5672

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Stephen Wm. Smith 713-250-5100
Case Manager: Jason Marchand 713-250-5148

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Frances H. Stacy 713-250-5681
Case Manager: Beverly White 713-250-5565

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Federal Public Defender 713-718-4600
U.S. Attorney 713-567-9000
U.S. Marshal 713-718-4800
U.S. Pretrial Services 713-250-5218
U.S. Probation 713-250-5266