Alyssa Lemkuil Apponted Judge of the New 507th District Court
I received the following press release from the Governor's office today:
Governor Abbott Appoints Lemkuil Judge Of 507th Judicial District Court
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alyssa Lemkuil of Houston as judge of the 507th Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. This appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Alyssa Lemkuil serves as associate judge in the 308th Judicial District Court in Harris County. She previously served as an attorney in the Harris County Domestic Relations Office and in private practice. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association, and she formerly served as director of the Houston Bar Association's Juvenile Law Section. Lemkuil received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.
Lemkuil is an excellent selection. She is already an experienced judges and family lawyers of all political persuasions recognize her as an excellent judge. This appointment will require Judge Lombardino to appoint a new associate judge. Lemkuil herself will need to quickly select her own associate judge, coordinator and court reporter.
Lemkuil will have to win the Republican nomination in an unusual election decided by the Harris County GOP precinct chairs who will be elected March 1.
2016 is shaping up to be a good year for Democrats because of the presidential race. Democrats have mostly won judicial elections in Harris County in the last two presidential election years. Lemkuil's term of office may be limited by factors far beyond her control. We all need to send her our congratulations and best wishes.
I do not expect to win every case. I just want an efficient system in which my client gets a fair hearing before a judge who works hard, knows the law, and does not play favorites. I also expect judges to appoint qualified amicus attorneys who zealously look after children (and actually visit the kids in their homes). Is that asking too much? Stay tuned.
The Enos Law Firm