Original jurisdiction in civil actions over $200 or $500, divorce, title to land, contested elections. Original jurisdiction in felony criminal matters, Juvenile matters.
12 district courts are designated criminal district courts ; some
others are directed to give preference to certain specialized
Judge Casey Blair
86th District Court
Court Coordinator—Katie Griffin
Court Reporter—Beth Woods
Judge Blair was elected to the bench by the people of Kaufman County on November 4, 2014. He has served as the Presiding Judge of the 86th District Court since January 1, 2015.
Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Blair was a teacher in the Mesquite ISD, an Assistant Felony District Attorney for Dallas County, and a partner in a private law firm. Judge Blair has tried many felony jury cases and handled thousands of cases as a prosecutor, private attorney, and District Judge.
Judge Blair graduated from Mesquite High School and then attended Southern Methodist University on a full academic scholarship where he graduated with honors. Judge attended Texas Tech University where he received his Juris Doctor and Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Judge’s wife, Kimberly, is a native of Midland, Texas. They have two daughters, Parker and Brinley, and one son, Beau. They currently reside in Forney.
The Blairs are active members of the First Baptist Church of Forney. Judge coaches Forney Youth Soccer, Baseball, and Upward Basketball. Judge is also a member of the Republican Men’s Group, Lions Club and Rotary.