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369th District Court

369th District Court is still conducting business during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

369th District Court proceedings are being held remotely until further notice.
If you wish to attend you may access the hearings live on YouTube at:

May 18, 2020 (PDF)

369th District Court Emergency Order for
Court Proceedings Under COVID-19 Emergency

369th District Judge Michael Davis
Judge Michael Davis
Honorable Michael Davis
Judge Presiding
Leigh B. Yancey
Court Administrator
Phone: 903-683-9817
 Fax: 903-683-2971
135 S. Main, Floor M
Rusk, Texas 75785

• Standing Orders for 369TH District Court •

Regarding Courtroom Decorum and Media Access (PDF)

(All Documents are in PDF Format - Get PDF reader)

• Judge Michael Davis Biography •

Judge Michael Davis of the 369TH Judicial District, composed of Anderson, Cherokee, and Leon counties, was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017, following the retirement of Judge Bascom W. Bentley, III.

Judge Davis graduated from Palestine High School and went on to become a decorated veteran, serving our country in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, he completed his undergraduate degrees at Texas State University, graduating summa cum laude, with majors in Philosophy and Psychology. Judge Davis received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law and was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review and the Board of Barristers. He received many recognitions during law school, including the Law Review’s Outstanding Student Article Award, numerous regional and national advocacy awards, and induction into the Order of the Barrister.

Judge Davis returned to Palestine to begin his legal career and developed a practice encompassing all areas of civil litigation, representing both individuals and businesses all over the East Texas area. He is highly involved in his communities and the State Bar of Texas. Some of his professional recognitions include being selected as a member of the 2013 LeadershipSBOT class for the State Bar of Texas, being selected to attend the 2012 American Board of Trial Advocates National Trial College taught at Harvard Law School, and most recently, as a 2017 recipient of the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Local Bar Services Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

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