Judge Joe Black seeks re-election to Harrison County Court-at-Law. The Honorable Judge Black, a Stephen F. Austin University, and Texas A&M Law School graduate, is not a stranger in handling legal matters – from criminal prosecutions to divorce and juvenile matters on either side of the courtroom bench, as a former District Attorney for Harrison County and practicing attorney.
Judge Black has stated, “I bring a reasonable, accessible, and common-sense approach to all litigants and matters before the court.” He is reported to be fair, expeditious and impartial in application of the law and jurisprudence, fast-tracking cases and resolutions whenever possible.
Black presides over felony cases, assigned to his court from the 71st District Court where Judge Brad Morin resides. Black hears civil cases up to $200,000 and family law cases that entail divorce, child custody and community property issues, which consumes a great deal of the court’s calendar.
Judge Black handles criminal cases assigned by District Court, where the docket handles misdemeanors, theft, drugs and driving under the influence, with probation hearings and revocations.
Black serves as Chair of the Juvenile Board.
Judge Black is married to Harrison County Sheriff Department Investigator Cindy Black. The couple reside in Marshall and have four children and three grand-children.
Judge Black sums up his courtroom experience as one he seeks to continue from the bench where he will continue to dispense justice and honesty, rendered with a keen respect for the law and the legal system.