Matagorda County District Courts & Federal Trial / Appellate Courts

Civil Courts in Bay City — Matagorda County, Texas
  in which a Personal Injury Lawyer would file a lawsuit

If you live in Bay City and want to file a lawsuit, your Bay City Personal Injury Attorney will know in which of these courts your case should be filed.

If your claim is worth over $100,000 you will file here:

DISTRICT COURTS:

Matagorda County 130th District Court
1700 7th Street, Room 317
Bay City, TX 77414-5034
(979) 244-7621

Matagorda County 23rd District Court
1700 7th Street Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414-5092
(979) 244-7621

 

If your claim is worth between $10,000 and $100,000 you may file here or in one of the County District Courts that have concurrent jurisdiction with the County Courts at law:

Matagorda County Civil Courts at Law:

Matagorda County Court at Law
1700 7th Street, Room 301
Bay City, TX 77414-5034
(979) 244-7605


If you have an estate proceeding OR there was a Wrongful Death and Survivorship lawsuit and there was an Estate proceeding established in the Probate Courts, you may file your claim here if the matter is contested:

PROBATE COURTS:

Matagorda County 130th District Court
1700 7th Street, Room 317
Bay City, TX 77414-5034
(979) 244-7621
Matagorda County 23rd District Court
1700 7th Street, Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414-5092
(979) 244-7621
 

If the probate matter is uncontested, your claim may be handled here:


Matagorda County Court at Law
1700 7th Street, Room 301
Bay City, TX 77414-5034
(979) 244-7605

 


If you are seeking an appeal from a civil case, it will be filed in this appellate court:

STATE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT:

Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas
(Thirteenth Court of Appeals)
(361) 888-0416

County Coverage:
Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton, and Willacy Counties.

The State Intermediate Appellate Courts for Matagorda County are located at:

Nueces County Courthouse
901 Leopard, 10th Floor
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401


 

Finally, if you wish to appeal a civil decision from the appellate courts you will file it in:

FINAL APPELLATE:

Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, Texas 78701


If your civil suit involves a person who lives out-of-state, or if there is diversity or a “federal question,” then a personal injury lawsuit can be filed in:

United States District Court
The Southern District of Texas - Galveston Division

Galveston Divisional Office:
United States Post Office and Courthouse
601 Rosenberg, Room 411, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 766-3547

Headquarters and  Houston Divisional Office:
512 Rusk St # 3516
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 718-465

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES:

Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa
(956) 618-8100

District Judge Lynn Nettleton Hughes
(713) 250-5900

District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt
(409) 766-3530

District Judge Sim Lake
(713) 250-5518

District Judge Melinda Harmon
(713) 250-5518

District Judge Lee Hyman Rosenthal
(713) 250-5517

District Judge Janis Graham Jack
(361) 888-3525

District Judge Vanessa Gilmore
(713) 250-5990

District Judge Nancy Friedman Atlas
(713) 250-5990

District Judge Andrew S. Hanen
(956) 548-2591

District Judge Micaela Alvarez
(956) 726-2242

District Judge Gray Hampton Miller
(713) 250-5533

Senior District Judge George P. Kazen
(956) 726-2237

Senior District Judge Hayden Wilson Head, Jr.
(361) 888-3148

Senior District Judge David Hittner
(713) 250-5533

Senior District Judge John David Rainey
(361) 788-5030

Senior District Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr.
(713) 250-5533

District Judge Hilda G. Tagle
(956) 548-2510

District Judge Keith P. Ellison
(713) 250-5533

District Judge Randy Crane
(956) 618-8083

Map of USDC Southern District of Texas - Galveston Division

The Galveston Division covers the following Texas Counties:

Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Matagorda Counties


If you wished to appeal from one of the trial courts in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas - Bay City Division, you would appeal to the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
600 South Maestri Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-3408
(504) 310-7700

The Judges in the Fifth Circuit are:

Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12505
Houston, TX 77002-2655
(713) 250-5484

Carolyn Dineen King
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11020
Houston, TX 77002-2694
(713) 250-5750

E. Grady Jolly
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 202
Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-4165

W. Eugene Davis
800 Lafayette St., Suite 5100
Lafayette, LA 70501-6883
(337) 593-5280

Jerry E. Smith
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12621
Houston, TX 77002-2698
(713) 250-5101

Emilio M. Garza
8200 I-10 West, Suite 501
San Antonio, TX 78230-3878
(210) 525-2950

Fortunato P. Benavides
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 450
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5796

Carl E. Stewart
300 Fannin Street, Suite 2299
Shreveport, LA 71101-3074
(318) 676-3765

James L. Dennis
600 Camp Street, Room 219
New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8000

Edith Brown Clement
600 Camp Street, Room 200
New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8068

Edward C. Prado
755 E. Mulberry Avenue, Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78212-3186
(210) 472-4060

Priscilla R. Owen
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 434
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5167

Jennifer Walker Elrod
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12014
Houston, TX 77002-2603
(713) 250-7590

Leslie H. Southwick
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 222
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-4017

Catharina Haynes
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1264
Dallas, TX 75242
(214) 753-2750

Senior Judges:

Thomas M. Reavley
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11009
Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5185

Will Garwood
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 300
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5113

Patrick E. Higginbotham
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 400
Austin, TX 78701-2450
(512) 916-5723

Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
600 Camp Street, Room 244
New Orleans, LA 70130-3425
(504) 310-8098

Rhesa H. Barksdale
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 200
Jackson, MS 39201-2414
(601) 965-5840

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12015
Houston, TX 77002-2605
(713) 250-5462

 

Opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

If you wished to appeal from the 5th Circuit, you would file a Writ of Certiorari with:

The United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

Contact information for the Supreme Court of the United States and its Justices:

Clerk's Office: (202) 479- 3011
Public Information Office: (202) 479-3211
General Inquiry: (202) 479-3000

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

 

The chambers of the Supreme Court Justices are located mainly on the second floor of the Supreme Court building, with the exception of Justice Ginsburg's third floor chambers. Their individual chambers are not available to the public, and no direct phone line to a Justice exists for the public. The Justices may be contacted only via traditional mail. The nine Justices and the preferred way to address a letter are listed below.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable John G. Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice

Justice Clarence Thomas

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito
Associate Justice

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice

Justice Elena Kagan

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Elena Kagan
Associate Justice

 

Read the latest United States Supreme Court Slip Opinions


 

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