Justice of the Peace 3-1

North Dallas Government Center – 6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 3100, Dallas, Texas 75240-6511
(214) 321-4106 Main • (214) 321-4912 Fax
Office E-mail: JP31Court@dallascounty.org
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Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday
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Justice of the Peace (JP3-1) Al Cercone

First elected in 1992, Judge Al Cercone presides over one of the busiest and most productive courts in Texas. Although his judicial duties include overseeing tens of thousands of civil and criminal cases annually, Judge Cercone, as a department head and concerned public servant, routinely reviews courthouse procedures and implements innovative and cost saving techniques and procedures that enhance efficiency and increase revenues countywide.

From 1994 through the present, Judge Al Cercone accepted a faculty position for the Texas Justice Court Training Center, where all Texas Justices of the Peace are required to attend annual continuing legal and judicial education. At the request of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, he serves as a mentor judge to peers in need of guidance or supplemental education, and in 2006 he was approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission to be an MCE instructor.

As a successful business owner for over 28 years, Judge Al Cercone brings a no-nonsense approach to the court and the elected office. This wealth of experience and knowledge enhance his ability to better understand the cases over which he presides, thereby positively influencing the level of customer service demonstrated routinely by the court and its staff, ultimately providing renewed confidence in the "Peoples' Court ."