Rockwall County Texas
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County Court at Law - Judge Brian Williams
Services
Contact
Paige Parks
Court Coordinator
1111 E. YellowJacket Lane
Suite 403
Rockwall, TX  75087

Ph: (972) 204-6410
Fx: (972) 204-6419

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Brian Williams, County Court at Law Judge

The Rockwall County Court at Law is a general jurisdiction trial court presiding over misdemeanor criminal trials as well as civil trials including family law and juvenile cases. In addition, the court presides over probate matters including guardianships and mental health matters.

The files of the Rockwall County Court at Law are maintained by both the Rockwall County Clerk's office located on the 1st floor of the Rockwall County Courthouse and by the Rockwall County District Clerk's office located on the 2nd floor of the Rockwall County Courthouse.

Questions concerning policies and procedures of the Court should be directed to the Court Coordinator.


General Orders
View the Rockwall County District Court and County Court at Law Family Law Standing Orders.
View the Rockwall County District Court and County Court at Law Parenting Class Standing Orders.

Court Policies
Review the Rockwall County Court at Law Policy Regarding Pro Se Applicants.


Important Information
  • Court’s Policy on Dress Code:
    • Appropriate attire is required in the County Court at Law at all times. Shorts, tank tops and halter tops are NOT allowed.
    • All attorneys shall appear in the County Court at Law in professional business attire.
  • Court’s Policy on Mediation:
    • When ordered to attend mediation, it is the policy of this Court that mediation is not complete until the parties AND their attorneys appear for the entire mediation IN PERSON. Appearing via telephone is not permitted unless by specific permission from this Court.


County Court at Law Schedule 

The Court dockets are as follows:

  • Monday
    • Criminal Docket – 8:30 a.m.
    • Uncontested Probates and Guardianships – 8:30 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Civil Docket – 1:15 p.m.
    • Miscellaneous Criminal & Civil Matters – 1:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • Jury Trials – 8:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday
    • Uncontested Probates and Guardianships – 8:30 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Civil Docket – 9:00 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Miscellaneous Criminal & Civil Matters – 9:00 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Traffic Docket – one Wednesday per month – 1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • Uncontested Probates and Guardianships – 8:30 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Criminal Docket – 9:00 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Miscellaneous Criminal & Civil Matters – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    • Uncontested Probates and Guardianships – 8:30 a.m./1:15 p.m.
    • Jail Inmate Docket – 8:30 a.m.
    • Criminal Docket – 9:00 a.m.
    • Civil Docket – 1:15 p.m.
    • Miscellaneous Criminal & Civil Matters – 1:15 p.m.

Occupational Driver's License

  • THINGS NEEDED FOR ODL:
    1. Petition for ODL
    2. Judge MUST sign three (3) original orders. Other copies of order will be conformed.
    3. Driving Record
    4. SR22
    5. Waiver from District Attorney’s Office
      • If the DA’s office contests the ODL, a hearing must be set.
    6. Please note that there is an additional $40.00 fee for the County Court at Law.
    7. The judge requires two (2) additional clauses to be placed in the order:
      • Petitioner shall not have any detectable amount of alcohol while operating a vehicle under this order. 
      • Petitioner shall provide proof to the court of completion of an approved program for counseling and rehabilitation services for alcohol dependence within 45 days.
    8. Petition must state where the petitioner works and what the working hours are. If this is not stated in the petition, then applicant must be present to put testimony on the record.
    9. The judge will not approve a period of longer than twelve (12) hours for a work period.