COMPASSION, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY

Background

Judge John Schmude, a Native Texan born and raised in Harris County, resides with his wife and children in Spring. As the youngest of ten children & the father of two, Judge Schmude’s commitment to family law is motivated by his faith & his recognition that strong families are the necessary foundation of any healthy society. As the Presiding Judge of the 247th Family District Court and formerly as a successful family law attorney, he understands the substantial impact that family court judges have in strengthening family relationships, protecting children, upholding and defending the Constitution and establishing just and amicable solutions when family relationships are strained.

JUDGE WITH A RECORD OF SERVICE

  • Rated either Outstanding or Above Average by nearly 75% of Attorneys in the HBA Bar Poll
  • Proven Record of Service to the Poor & Underprivileged
  • Successful Family Lawyer Before Election to the Bench
  • Experienced Business Leader and Problem Solver
  • Compassionate, Fair and Impartial
  • Staunch Defender of the Constitution & Rule of Law

A FAMILY MAN
FOR A FAMILY COURT

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EXPERIENCE & RECORD OF SERVICE

Judge Schmude has earned the respect of the family law bar. In the recent HBA Bar Poll, he was rated as being either Outstanding or Above Average by the overwhelming majority of family law practitioners in Harris and surrounding counties.

Consistent with his campaign promises in 2014, Judge Schmude dramatically increased efficiency in the 247th District Court. After his first year in office, the 247th disposed of more than 4,000 cases (more than any other family court in Harris County) and was recognized repeatedly as being among the most efficient courts in the County for electronic filing.

In 2016, Judge Schmude was given the prestigious Family Protector Award from the Texas Home School Coalition in recognition for protecting innocent Texas families from the abuse of power through unlawful attacks in the courtroom.

Before taking the Bench, Judge Schmude served as a Family Law & Business Attorney who has represented hundreds primarily in family law cases involving adoptions, custody & child support, complex property divisions, divorces, CPS & family violence.

Judge Schmude brings to the Bench substantial business experience, serving as the Vice President of a Houston based bank & credit union consulting firm & spending more than six years working with financial institutions, including institutions that serve families of military clients such as Andrews Air Force Base & Fort Bliss Federal Credit Unions.

Served as an 11th and 12th Grade History and Science teacher in Houston.

Served Native American families from the Lakota Sioux Tribe facing alcoholism, drug abuse and tremendous poverty.

Graduated with Honors from South Texas College of Law.

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