Smith County District Courts & Federal Trial / Appellate Courts

Civil Courts in Tyler — Smith County, Texas
in which a Personal Injury Lawyer would file a lawsuit

If you live in Tyler and want to file a lawsuit, your Tyler Personal Injury Attorney will know in which of these courts your case should be filed.

If your claim is worth between $10,000 and $100,000 you may file here or in one of the County District Courts that have concurrent jurisdiction with the County Courts at law:
 

Smith County Civil Courts at Law:

Smith County Court at Law No. 1
100 N Broadway Avenue, Room 209
Tyler, TX 75702
 (903) 590-1650
Smith County Court at Law No. 2
100 N Broadway Avenue , 1st Floor
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 535-1610

 

 

 

Smith County Court at Law No. 3
100 N Broadway Avenue Room 303
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 590-1690

If your claim is worth more then $100,000 you will file here:

CIVIL DISTRICT COURTS:

Smith County 114th District Court
 (903) 590-1623
 
Smith County 241st District Court
(903) 590-1631
Smith County 7th District Court
 (903) 590-1640

Smith County 321st District Court
 (903) 590-1602

 

 

 

 

The Civil District Courts for Smith County are located at:

Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 220
Tyler, TX 75702

If you have an estate proceeding OR there was a Wrongful Death and Survivorship lawsuit and there was an Estate proceeding established in the Probate Courts, you may file your claim here if the matter is contested:

PROBATE COURTS:
 

Smith County 114th District Court
 (903) 590-1623
 
Smith County 241st District Court
(903) 590-1631
Smith County 7th District Court
 (903) 590-1640

Smith County 321st District Court
 (903) 590-1602

 

 

 

The Probate Courts for Smith County are located at:

Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 220
Tyler, TX 75702


If the probate matter is uncontested, your claim may be handled here:

Smith County Court at Law No. 1
100 N Broadway Avenue, Room 209
Tyler, TX 75702
 (903) 590-1650
Smith County Court at Law No. 2
100 N Broadway Avenue , 1st Floor
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 535-1610

 

 

 

Smith County Court at Law No. 3
100 N Broadway Avenue Room 303
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 590-1690

If you are seeking an appeal from a civil case, it will be filed here:

STATE INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURTS:

Texas Courts of Appeals

Court of Appeals for the Twelfth District of Texas
(Twelfth Court of Appeals)
(903) 593-8471

County Coverage:
Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Houston, Nacogdoches, Rains, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood.

The State Intermediate Appellate Courts for Smith County are located at:

1517 West Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702


Finally, if you wish to appeal a civil decision from the appellate courts you will file it in:

FINAL APPELLATE:

The Supreme Court of Texas

Physical Address:
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing Address:
PO Box 12248
Austin, TX 78711

Contact by Telephone/Fax
Main: (512) 463-1312    Fax: (512) 463-1365

Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson

Justice Nathan L. Hecht

Justice Dale Wainwright

Justice David Medina

Justice Paul W. Green

Justice Phil Johnson

Justice Don R. Willett

Justice Eva Guzman

Justice Debra Lehrmann

 

Supreme Court of Texas Case Search


If you civil suit involves a person that lives out of state or involves a "federal question" your claim will be filed here:

United States District Court

The Eastern District of Texas - Tyler Division

Divisional office and Headquarters:
106 William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse
211 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75701

General Information Number (903) 590-1000

JUDGES:


Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge Mary Lou Robinson
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge Samuel Ray Cummings
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge John H. McBryde
(214) 753-2200
 
District Judge Jorge Antonio Solis
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge Terry R. Means
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge Sam A. Lindsay
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge Barbara M. Lynn
(214) 753-2200
 

District Judge David C. Godbey
(214) 753-2200  

District Judge James E. Kinkeade
(214) 753-2200
 
District Judge Jane J. Boyle
(214) 753-2200
 
District Judge Reed Charles O'Connor
(214) 753-2200  

Senior District Judge A. Joe Fish
(214) 753-2200  

Senior District Judge Robert B. Maloney
(214) 753-2200
 
Senior District Judge William Royal Furgeson, Jr.
(214) 753-2200

Map of USDC Eastern District of Texas - Tyler Division

The Tyler Division covers the following Texas Counties:

Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt, Wood


If you wished to appeal from one of the trial courts in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Tyler Division, you would appeal to the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

600 South Maestri Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-7700

The Judges in the Fifth Circuit are:

Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12505
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-5484

Carolyn Dineen King
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11020
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-5750

E. Grady Jolly
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 202
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-4165

W. Eugene Davis
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 5100
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 593-5280

Jerry E. Smith
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12621
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-5101

Emilio M. Garza
8200 I-10 West, Suite 501
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 525-2950

Fortunato P. Benavides
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 450
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5796

Carl E. Stewart
300 Fannin Street, Suite 2299
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 676-3765

James L. Dennis
600 Camp Street, Room 219
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-8000

Edith Brown Clement
600 Camp Street, Room 200
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-8068

Edward C. Prado
755 E. Mulberry Avenue, Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 472-4060

Priscilla R. Owen
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 434
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5167

Jennifer Walker Elrod
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12014
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-7590

Leslie H. Southwick
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 222
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-4017

Catharina Haynes
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1264
Dallas, TX 75242
(214) 753-2750

Senior Judges:

Thomas M. Reavley
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 11009
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-5185

Will Garwood
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 300
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5113

Patrick E. Higginbotham
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 400
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5723

Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
600 Camp Street, Room 244
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-8098

Rhesa H. Barksdale
245 E. Capitol Street, Room 200
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 965-5840

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.
515 Rusk Avenue, Room 12015
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 250-5462

 

Opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

States that make up the 5th Circuit are Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.


If you wished to appeal from the 5th Circuit, you would file a Writ of Certiorari with:

The United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

Contact information for the Supreme Court of the United States and its Justices:

Clerk's Office: (202) 479-3011
Public Information Office: (202) 479-3211
General Inquiry: (202) 479-3000

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

 

The chambers of the Supreme Court Justices are located mainly on the second floor of the Supreme Court building, with the exception of Justice Ginsburg's third floor chambers. Their individual chambers are not available to the public, and no direct phone line to a Justice exists for the public. The Justices may be contacted only via traditional mail. The nine Justices and the preferred way to address a letter are listed below.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable John G. Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice

Justice Clarence Thomas

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito
Associate Justice

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice

Justice Elena Kagan

Address correspondence to:
The Honorable Elena Kagan
Associate Justice

 

Read the latest United States Supreme Court Slip Opinions


 

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