About Judge Brian Warren

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Brian Warren was elected by the citizens of Harris County in 2018 to be Judge of the 209th Criminal District Court.  He has the distinct honor of being only the third presiding Judge of the 209th District Court in its 50 years of existence.

New Yorker by birth, he chose to make his home in Houston, Texas, where he has lived for the last 20 years, married his Texan wife, and is raising their 3 Texan little boys, ranging in age from 10 to 2 years old.  Judge Warren graduated from James Madison University in Virginia with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1997 and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio in 2001.

Prior to being elected judge, he previously served Harris County as an Assistant District Attorney for 5 years, prosecuting cases on behalf of the citizens of Harris County.  In 2006, he started his own criminal defense practice and has handled thousands of cases including those involving murder, bank robbery, complex white-collar fraud, and every level of drug offense. He has appeared before each of the 22 felony district courts, the 16 county courts at law at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, and numerous federal courts in Texas and Louisiana, where he has tried over 100 jury trials.  His entire legal career has been dedicated to the practice of criminal law.  

Judge Warrenhas spent his legal career dedicated to the pursuit of justice, first as an assistant district attorney and more recently as a criminal defense attorney.  Thus, he has stood on both sides of the aisle to represent the victims of serious crimes, as well as to prosecute those accused of crimes.  Judge Warren has commiserated with the parents of lost loved ones as a prosecutor seeking justice for them and stood in defense of those accused of serious crimes.  Having seen both sides of the criminal justice system has shaped his sense of fairness and sense of justice.

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