Waller County Court at Law Number Two has the general jurisdiction of a Texas District Court AND a Texas County Court at Law.
The Local Board of Judges has assigned primary responsibility for the following cases to this court:
Most civil lawsuits previously handled by the 506th Judicial District Court except for tax cases and suits involving title to real estate.
All civil lawsuits previously handled by the Waller County Court at Law (now Waller County Court at Law Number One).
All family law cases ending in an even cause number except for cases filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
All cases filed under the Texas Estates Code (probate, guardianship, etc.).
When in doubt about which court has your case, please consult the Court's Local Rules below or email the Court Coordinators.
ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE CONDUCTED IN PERSON
NO FURTHER ZOOM/REMOTE APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED ABSENT COMPELLING REASONS
SUCH PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE JUDGE PRIOR TO HEARING
ATTORNEYS AND PRO SE PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE RESOLUTION BY SUBMISSION WHEN APPROPRIATE
Judge Elton R. Mathis
- ABOUT JUDGE MATHIS -
Judge Elton R. Mathis is a native of Hempstead, Texas. He graduated from Hempstead High School in 1993, attended Howard Payne University and then ultimately Baylor Law School. From 2000 to 2006 Judge Mathis worked at the Adams Law Firm, in Katy, Texas primarily practicing family law, criminal defense, civil litigation and probate in Harris County and surrounding counties. In 2007 Judge Mathis became one of the youngest elected District Attorneys in the State of Texas when the people of Waller County elected him to serve in that position. From 2006 to 2023 Judge Mathis was elected/re-elected five times as D.A. until he was appointed the first judge of the newly created Waller County Court at Law Number Two on September 1, 2023. Judge Mathis is committed to establishing a just and fair court where litigants/defendants are treated with respect, and the same is expected of them for one another, opposing counsel, and court staff. Take time to read the following before your first court appearance:
Waller County Court at Law Two Rules of Decorum and Media Policy.pdf
Local Rules Updated 09222023.pdf
COURT CALENDAR 2024.docx
EXCEPT WHEN PROHIBITED BY LAW
MEDIATION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO
ANY CONTESTED CIVIL/FAMILY/PROBATE FINAL TRIAL
SEE STANDING MEDIATION ORDER BELOW
Standing Mediation Order.pdf
FORMS FOR ALL TYPES OF CASES:
SPECIFIC FORMS/ORDERS FOR FAMILY CASES:
STANDING RESTRAINING ORDER as of 8-24-18.docx.pdf
SPECIFIC FORMS FOR SMALL ESTATES:
Small Estate Affidavit Che.pdf (INSTRUCTION)
Small Estate Affidavit For.pdf
SPECIFIC FORMS FOR GUARDIANSHIPS:
Court Instructions Guardian of the Estate.pdf
Court Instructions Guardian of the Person.pdf
INITIAL Report of Guardian of the Person.pdf
Annual Account Guardian of the Estate.pdf
Annual Report Guardian of the Person.pdf
Attorney Appointment List
Executive Order from Governor Abbott
Frequently Asked Questions About Service Animals and the ADA.pdf
Judge Elton R. Mathis
425 FM 1488
Hempstead, TX 77445
When sending an email to the court send to both the Court Coordinator and the Assistant Court Coordinator for a quicker response.
Court Coordinator - Peggy Sanders
Assistant Court Coordinator - Loretta Vasquez
Court Reporter - Vicki Brown
Official Court Bailiff - Katina Henry
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