Because the Constitution limits each county to a single county court, the Legislature has created statutory county courts at law in the larger counties to aid the single county court in its judicial functions.
The legal jurisdiction of the special county-level trial courts varies considerably and is established by the statute which creates the particular court. The jurisdiction of statutorily-created county courts at law is usually concurrent with the jurisdiction of the county and district courts in the county.
The civil jurisdiction of most county courts at law varies, but is usually more than that of the justice of the peace courts and less than that of the district courts. County courts at law usually have appellate jurisdiction in cases appealed from justice of the peace and municipal courts.
Kaufman County Court at Law No. 2
Judge David A. Lewis
Court Coordinator—Emily Golden
Court Reporter— Sherry Hooper
972-932-4331 X 1155
Bailiff– Brook Greenhaw
The County Court at Law No. 2 of Kaufman County was created by the Legislature of the State of Texas in 2005. David A. Lewis was elected Judge of the County Court at Law No. 2 in November of 2006, and took office January 1, 2007.
Judge Lewis obtained his BBA and JD from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kaufman (1974-77), and then became the City Attorney in Terrell (1979-84). Judge Lewis opened his private practice in Terrell in 1984, and remained there until being elected Judge in 2006.
Judge Lewis's mission statement - to act in a fair manner with emphasis on personal integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament; to treat all persons before the court with courtesy and respect, and to leave all the parties with the belief that they had a fair day in court, win or lose.