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Judge Jason Ellis


The County Court-at-Law was created in 1963, as a Statutory County Court by the legislature under the Texas Constitution. This court has expanded jurisdiction, which means this court hears the following types of cases: misdemeanor criminal offenses, Justice of the Peace and Municipal Court Appeals, third-degree felonies, state jail felonies, divorces, adoptions, custody, civil suits and probate cases.

Previous presiding judges of the County Court-at-Law include R. M. Hutchins (in office 1963-1968), Melton G. Mell (in office 1969-1989), Joe D. Clayton (in office 1989-1993), Richard B. Patteson ( in office 1993-1994), Diane V. DeVasto (in office 1994-1995) and Thomas A. Dunn (in office 1996 to 2014).

The Honorable Jason Ellis is the current presiding judge of the County Court-at-Law.


Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 209
Tyler, Texas 75702

Duke, PhyllisCriminal Court CoordinatorCCL(903) 590-1653
Christopher, KimOfficial Court ReporterCCL(903) 590-1655
Ellis, JasonJudgeCCL(903) 590-1651
Wich, JodiCourt Administrator -Civil Court CoordinatorCCL(903) 590-1654
Samuels, IndiaBailiffCCL(903) 590-1651
Goss, JohnCourt Probation OfficerCCL

Weekly Court Agendas

Any and all court documents MUST be filed with the Smith County Clerk's office or District Clerk’s office. All Dockets are Subject to Change.

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