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About Judge Briones

Judge Lesley Briones has been the presiding judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4 since April 2019.

Lesley García Mitchell Briones, a native Texan, developed a deep respect for the rule of law while growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Briones graduated from Harvard University with honors and returned to her hometown of Laredo to serve as an 8th and 10th grade teacher before attending Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale Law School, she practiced litigation and tax law at Vinson & Elkins, LLP before serving as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of a national nonprofit. Judge Briones is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She is the president and a co-founder of Texas Latinx Judges, and a co-chair of the National Association of Women Judges for the Houston area. Judge Briones and her husband live in Houston with their three daughters.


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