About Julia Maldonado

Judge Maldonado brings her diversity, integrity, transparency, legal and judicial experience as a candidate for the office of Texas Supreme Court Justice Place 9.

Julia Maldonado is the Presiding Judge of the 507th Family District Court in Harris County. Judge Maldonado was elected to the 507th District Court in the November 2016 election. She is the past Administrative Judge – Family Law Division of Harris County and out of the ten family court judges, Julia is the senior judge.

Judge Maldonado was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and came to the United States as a child. She arrived as a permanent resident and has been a United States Citizen for over forty-nine years. Judge Maldonado was raised in the Heights neighborhood and she now calls Houston her hometown!

Judge Maldonado is a product of Houston ISD public schools having attended Robert E. Lee Elementary, Cooley Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and John R. Reagan High School. After graduation from high school, she went on to pursue an accounting degree from the University of Houston–Downtown and a law degree from Thurgood Marshall School Of Law.

Prior to being elected in November 2016, Julia was a practicing attorney at the J. Maldonado Law Firm, P.C., which she started in 1998. The J. Maldonado Law Firm, P.C. was a general legal practice firm, representing clients in Texas state and federal courts in the areas of immigration, criminal-defense, family, tax, and probate matters. Prior to establishing the law firm, Julia was a solo practitioner.

Judge Maldonado has been licensed to practice law for over twenty (20) years and practiced for eighteen years before first being elected Judge in 2016. During her years of practice as an attorney, Judge Maldonado had the privilege to appeal several cases to Texas Court of Appeals and a case to the Texas Supreme Court.

Prior to Judge Maldonado becoming an attorney she worked as accountant in the construction industry for over fifteen (15) years.

Judge Maldonado has been a member of the State Bar Of Texas since 1998 and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2012. Judge Maldonado is a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and has been a member of the Pasadena Bar Association. During 2013-2014, Judge Maldonado served as President of the Mexican American Bar Association She was also a Board Member for the Pasadena Bar Association from 2009 to 2011.

Judge Maldonado is a member of the University Area Rotary Club. Prior to being elected, Julia was of counsel for the Rotary Firefighter Home Project.

Judge Maldonado is the proud mother of two adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two adoring grandsons.

Judge Maldonado participates in many community services, including but not limited to presentation of continuing legal education seminars, mentorship programs, and participates and volunteers in various community projects with the Rotary Club.

Now considering the importance and need of diverse and qualified jurists at the highest level of the Texas judicial system, Judge Maldonado announces her candidacy for the 2022 Democratic Primary for Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Place 9.

Judge Maldonado brings her diversity, integrity, transparency, legal and judicial experience as a candidate for the office of Texas Supreme Court Justice.

Judge Maldonado wants to serve the people as Texas Supreme Court Justice, Place 9 and is asking for your support and vote. Texas Matters!
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