Legacy

Establishment

The Dallas County Probate Courts have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all Dallas County probate matters, guardianship cases, and mental health commitments. This jurisdiction was created by statute under Chapter 25 of the Texas Government Code wherein the Legislature created 18 Statutory Probate Courts in 10 counties that encompass the larger metropolitan areas.

Current Office Holders

Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson
Hon. Chris Wilmoth
Hon. Michael E. Miller



For the Probate Courts' building history, please click here.

Judicial History of the Dallas County Probate Courts

County Probate Court #1
Created May 1951, 52nd Legislature

F.W. Bartlett, Jr.
Robert (Bob) McGuire
Robert C. Topper
Nikki T. DeShazo
John B. Peyton
Brenda Hull Thompson

May 4, 1951
March 26, 1979
January 1, 1981
January 1, 1983
August 1, 2009
January 1, 2011

March 26, 1979
December 31, 1980
December 31, 1982
July 31, 2009
December 31, 2010
Current

County Probate Court #2
Created January 1, 1965, 58th Legislature

Ted Z. Robertson
Oswin Chrisman
David W. Jackson
Robert E. Price
Chris Wilmoth

January 4, 1965
September 22, 1969
June 28, 1973
September 2, 1986
January 1, 2011

September 4, 1969
June 24, 1973
August 29, 1986
December 31, 2010
Current

County Probate Court #3
Created May 8, 1975, 64th Legislature

Joseph E. Ashmore, Jr.
Bill Bedard
Joe Hilton Loving, Jr.
Michael E. Miller

June 2, 1975
August 4, 1986
July 7, 1994
January 1, 2007
August 4, 1986
June 30, 1994
December 31, 2006
Current