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 .