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County Court at Law

100 N. Broadway, Room 209
s Tyler, Texas 75702

Judge Jason Ellis


The County Court at Law was created in 1963, as a Statutory County Court by the legislature under the Texas Constitution. This Court has expanded jurisdiction which means, this Court hears the following types of cases: Misdemeanor criminal offenses, Justice of the Peace and Municipal Court Appeals, Third Degree Felonies, State Jail Felonies, Divorces, Adoptions, Custody, Civil suits, and Probate cases.

Previous Presiding Judges of the County Court at Law are The Honorable R. M. Hutchins (in office 1963-1968), The Honorable Melton G. Mell (in office 1969-1989), The Honorable Joe D. Clayton (in office 1989-1993), The Honorable Richard B. Patteson ( in office 1993-1994), The Honorable Diane V. DeVasto (in office 1994-1995) and The Honorable Thomas A. Dunn (in office 1996 to 2014).

The Honorable Jason Ellis, is the current Presiding Judge of the County Court at Law .

Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 209
Tyler, Texas 75702

Honorable Jason Ellis Presiding Judge
Phyllis Duke Criminal Court Coordinator (903) 590-1653
Jodi Wich Court Administrator - Civil Court Coordinator (903) 590-1654
Kim Christopher, CSR, RPR Official Court Reporter (903) 590-1655
Deputy India Samuels Bailiff (903) 590-1651
John Goss Court Probation Officer
Weekly Court Agendas


Weekly Agendas

Any and all court documents  MUST be filed with the
Smith County Clerk's office or District Clerk’s office

Select a date below to retrieve docket


Monday January 22, 2018 - Judge Ellis out of the office

Tuesday January 23, 2108 - Judge Ellis out of the office

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Thursday January 25, 2018

Friday January 26, 2018





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