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Judge Clyde was the highly rated former judge of Harris County Court at Law #1 from June 2015 to December 2016 -- before every county-wide Republican up for election in November 2016 was swept out of office in Harris County.

Judge Barnstone has been the judge since December 2016.


Judge CLYDE Raymond Leuchtag
Judge CLYDE Raymond Leuchtag

Judge George Barnstone

Highes rated by attorneys when on the bench in 2016, and preferred over opponent in 2018 HBA Judicial Preference Poll.

Lowest rated by attorneys -- highest % needs improvement score of the 4 Judges

Endorsed by Houston Chronicle and Houston Lawyers Association  

Follows the law: zero reversals on appeal, only 1 modification

8 mandamus appeals

3 mandamuses granted

2 reversals on appeal in the first 18 months

Graduated in top 5% and has more litigation experience than opponent

Former Probate attorney with less litigation experience

Active in the Community outside the Courtroom

Conducts marriages in the courtroom

No longer accepts more than $250 from litigating attorneys

Accepts large donations from attorneys with active cases in the Court


Judge CLYDE Leuchtag has had almost 28 years as a licensed attorney with a PROVEN TRACK RECORD of excellence as one of the most effective civil court judges.


* in 2016 was the top rated County Civil Court at Law judge from the Houston Bar Association Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaires (comparing 2014 and 2016).
* from 2012-2015, has had judicial experience as a part-time civil hearings adjudicator in Municipal Court, and has had more than 80 hours of judicial education and training


* 13 years of legally complex litigation experience in significant cases, including US Constitutional Law cases in Federal Court

* has exclusively practiced civil litigation in the Harris County Civil Courts at Law since December 2016

* graduated in the top 5% of his class at South Texas College of Law in 1990, was a member of law review, and passed the July bar exam in 1990 after graduating in May

* is able to make correct legal rulings on multi-million-dollar land condemnation cases with complicated legal issues

* as of August 2018, no reversals and only 1 modified judgment


* has had appellate law experience with PUBLISHED Opinions


* has had over 12 years of mediation and legal counseling (problem solving) experience -- and as a judge, helped litigants resolve their disputes by agreement before trial

* earned the confidence of Harris County Commissioners Court and was a "go-to" attorney on difficult questions of law at the County Attorney's Office


* led a team of 5 in County Civil Court #1 and made significant positive improvements to court procedures using fiscally conservative principles

* earned the reputation for fairness and treating all people with respect and courtesy before and after becoming the Judge in County Civil Court at Law #1, demonstrating fairness and compassion while following the law

* has supervised other civil litigators and currently prosecutes civil litigation cases for the County Attorney's Office

pol. adv. paid: Clyde Leuchtag Campaign, Michael P. Fleming, treasurer
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