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General Information
The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas.

The geographical area served by each court is established by the legislature, but each county must be served by at least one district court. In sparsely populated areas of the State, several counties may be served by a single district court, while an urban county may be served by many district courts.

Smith County currently has four (4) District Courts. The 321st District Court is designated to hear only family law cases, while the other three district courts hear only civil and criminal matters.

District courts have original jurisdiction in all felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount in controversy (the amount of money or damages involved) is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.

While most district courts try both criminal and civil cases, in the more densely populated counties the courts may specialize in civil, criminal, juvenile, or family law matters. The Texas Judicial System, Office of Court Administration (March 2005).

7th District Court
Located on the second floor of the Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 203
Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: (903) 590-1640

Fax: (903) 590-1641


Staff
Honorable Kerry L. Russell Presiding Judge
Terry Cockrum Civil Coordinator (903) 590-1643
Toni White Criminal Coordinator (903) 590-1642
Jennifer Lowrance Official Court Reporter (903) 590-1647
Officer Jack Lanier Baliff (903) 590-1646
114th District Court
Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 209
Tyler, Texas 75702


Staff
Honorable Christi Kennedy Presiding Judge (903) 590-1623
 
Tammy Camp-Miller Criminal Cases (903) 590-1623
 
Lori Elliott Farmer Civil Cases (903) 590-1625
 
Cassie Condrey Court Reporter (903) 590-1628
 
Deputy Consauliea Mass Balliff (903) 590-1622
 
241st District Court
Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 220
Tyler, Texas 75702

Fax: (903) 590-1631

Staff
Honorable Jack Skeen, Jr Presiding Judge (903) 590-1631
 
Denise Langston Civil Court Coordinator (903) 590-1634
 
Amanda Deck Criminal Court Coordinator (903) 590-1635
 
Christy Humphries Official Court Reporter (903) 590-1636
 
Deputy Browne Carleton Balliff (903) 590-1630
 
321st District Court
Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway
Tyler, Texas 75702


Phone: (903) 590-1601
Fax: (903) 590-1606

Staff
Honorable Carole W. Clark Presiding Judge
 
Vicki Dunn Court Coordinator (903) 590-1602
 
Pat Ammons Assistant Court Coordinator (903) 590-1601
 
Kristy Crawford Official Court Reporter (903) 590-1603
 
Karen Walker Drug Court Coordinator (903) 590-1617
 
 
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