Judge Chris Morales Announces Re-Election

Judge Chris Morales.

Judge Chris Morales announced that he will seek reelection as Judge of County Court at Law No. 1. Currently serving in his first term, Morales has been a staunch advocate and firm believer in upholding the letter of the law and ensuring justice is served.

Since taking office, Morales has been instrumental in implementing and utilizing new technologies in the courtroom that not only reduce costs, but also ensure the courts evolve with community and technological changes. Furthermore, he has worked tirelessly to reduce backlogs and wait times for hearings through unique scheduling methods. As a result, his criminal, civil, juvenile and probate case wait times have been cut in half or more. “When a loved one passes and a family needs to probate a will, or a child needs closure, they deserve to have their case heard quickly and efficiently,” said Morales. “Since I have taken office, I have constantly endeavored to reduce backlogs in all areas of the law I have jurisdiction, and find unique ways to improve upon the system.”

In addition to establishing new methods to reduce wait time, Morales has worked closely with the local bar association to ensure attorneys are educated on these improvements and understand what is expected of them when practicing in his court. “When I took office, I knew change would not be easy for many attorneys, but through my efforts to educate the bar, these improvements have been even more successful than I envisioned.” said Morales. “I am a big believer in always striving to improve upon the status quo and never settling for what people may find acceptable. There is always room for improvement.”

Morales also oversees Fort Bend County’s only misdemeanor mental health court. The court is designed to reduce recidivism rates and improve the quality of life among adults with mental illness. “The goal is to ensure the entrance to the Fort Bend County Jail does not become a revolving door for these individuals, but instead to provide them with resources to assist them in becoming productive citizens and reduce the long term financial impact on the County,” said Morales.

Morales is a lifelong resident of Fort Bend County, graduating from B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg and Texas A&M University in College Station. He is married to his high school sweetheart and fellow Texas A&M graduate, Vanessa Morales. Morales and Vanessa are members of River Pointe Church in Richmond and have two children, Madelyn and William. Most recently his peers elected Morales as Administrative Judge for the Fort Bend County Courts at Law.

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