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Judge Teana Watson was elected Judge of County Court at Law #5 in 2018. She presides over misdemeanor, juvenile, civil, probate and mental health matters. Judge Watson brings to the bench a wealth of legal experience, having served as former Chief Juvenile Prosecutor for Fort Bend County, a former municipal judge for the City of Stafford, and an Assistant District Attorney for Fort Bend County. Prior to her getting elected to CCL5, she was the principal attorney of TV Watson Law PLLC, a full service law firm, that handled civil, criminal, state and federal matters. Judge Watson is the current administrative judge for the county courts at law.

During her tenure as Judge, Watson has presided over the Misdemeanor Treatment Court Program. This program has allowed hundreds of misdemeanor drug participants an opportunity to obtain inpatient and or outpatient rehabilitation. If the court participant successfully completes this very intensive program, he/she’s criminal charge will be dismissed with an opportunity for a free expunction.

She is the former Chair of the Fort Bend County Juvenile Board. During her tenure, the juvenile probation department expanded vocational and educational opportunities for juveniles. Judge Watson has recently been appointed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s Advisory Council on Juvenile Services. As one of two Texas juvenile judges appointed to the Council, Judge Watson’s term ends in 2025. Additionally, she has served on the Fort Bend County Bail Bonds Board.

Judge Watson is a member of the International Association of Women Judges, and National Association of Women Judges. She has lectured and presented papers for the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

Texas Juvenile Justice Association of Texas as well as other legal education organizations and community groups. She is a native Houstonian, graduate of HISD’s Vanguard Program, graduate of Fisk University (B.A.), and Syracuse College of Law (J.D.). Judge Watson has resided in the Fort Bend County community for over 30 years.

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