Best Civil Court Judge (2011)

Patricia Kerrigan

Patricia Kerrigan was appointed to the 190th District bench by Governor Rick Perry in 2007 after a career mostly spent defending corporate clients, so the attorneys who sue those corporations might have been excused if they felt some doubts about how she'd do on the bench. But Kerrigan has proven to be a fair arbiter willing to listen to both sides and follow the law, and really, that's all you want from a judge. She moves cases along and doesn't waste anyone's time, which also helps a lot.


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