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Judge Israel B. García, Jr.
Judge Israel B. García, Jr. was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His father was an emigrant from Mexico who became a United States citizen when Judge García was 10 years old. This remains a very proud moment for the García Family. Judge García's mother was born and raised in Austin, Texas.
Judge García attended public schools and attended The University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Government and earned his Bachelor's Degree. Upon graduation, Judge García attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Judge García was the first member of his family to graduate from a University and obtain a professional license.
Judge García began his legal career as a sole practitioner with offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Judge García has worked on cases ranging from traffic tickets, divorces, commercial litigation, criminal cases and serious personal injury cases. For over 28 years as a practicing Attorney, Judge García has been a true general practitioner.
Judge García is active in several community groups and civic clubs, including serving as legal counsel to LULAC Council 402. LULAC Council 402 is known as the "Education" Council and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving Harris County area students. Assisting young students and working with children remains a passion of Judge García.
Judge García ran as a first-time candidate for and was elected as Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 1 in the 2020 Presidential election.
Judge García focus will be on providing 21st Century customer service to the citizens of Harris County through state-of-the-art technology and a highly experienced staff to deliver the best possible service in a timely and efficient manner.
2,400 years ago, Socrates aptly described the essential qualities of a good judge: "Four things belong to a judge: To hear courteously; to answer wisely; to consider soberly; and to decide impartially." These words remain as true today as they were when Socrates first spoke them.
Judge García will strive daily to employ these ideals.