“Hacer que la Ley y el Orden Sean IGUALES a la Justicia.”
Judge Dedra Davis is presiding judge of the 270th District Court. She is one of the illustrious 17 African American females elected in Harris County as judge on November 6, 2018.
Since being elected, Judge Davis has successfully executed her campaign promises. By the time the Covid19 pandemic closed the courthouse to the public, in March 2020, over 1000 students had already visit her courtroom, as well as many participating in the Leadership program she created. Judge Davis immediately put her campaign words into action!
Judge Davis has been innovative and creative while on the bench. A true public servant serving the public. Judge Davis founded the group “Lawyer To Litigator.” The group was formed as a vehicle to assist lawyers with procuring more trial experience, as well as, an avenue for litigants that are unable to afford a lawyer, to get free legal help from a licensed attorney. Additionally, Judge Davis has done seminars and CLE’s all across the state of Texas on the topic of “Expunctions,” as well as “How To Become A Judge.”
During the Covid19 pandemic, Judge Davis has gallantly forged on and has presided over more than 90 virtual trials via Zoom. Judge Davis refuses to allow the wheels of justice to slow down.
Judge Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including being awarded a Judicial Service Award recipient, as well as being formerly named “Legal Executive of the Year,” receiving a “Dedra Davis’ Day” from a Houston Mayor, proclamations from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and State Representative Jon Rosenthal, to name a few.
Judge Davis received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.
Lifetime Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
Judicial Advisor – Civil Jury Project
President, Board – SEE YOU AT THE POLLS
Trustee – CBTU
Vice President, Board – BAC, STCL H
Judicial Ethics Committee – SBOT
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Bar College
Texas Association of District Judges
National Association of Women Judges
International Association of Women Judges
American Bar Association
Lifetime Member – National Bar Association
Lifetime Member – Texas Latinx Judges
Lifetime Member – Women Professionals in Government
Houston Bar Association
Houston Lawyers Association
Houston Association of Women Attorneys
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
Lifetime Member – BESLA
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
NAACP, ACLU, and a number of other groups and organizations.