Precinct 4, Place 1

Judge Lopez


  1. Bexar County Justices Of The Peace

    The Justice of the Peace Courts are currently operating pursuant to Texas Supreme Court orders, Office of Court Administration Guidelines and the Bexar County Covid-19 Operating Plan. Due to the changing state of the Pandemic, and to ensure the safety of all parties, all matters are subject to being re-scheduled. If you have questions regarding your case, please check with each Precinct Court. Courts will continue to hear all essential matters as required. 

  2. Texas Eviction Diversion Program
    The Supreme Court of Texas established the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) through the Twenty-Seventh Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. Administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the program seeks to reduce the number of evictions by enabling landlords and tenants to agree upon a resolution to non-payment of rent issues. For more information regarding the Program please visit the TX Courts' Eviction Diversion Program page.
  3. Latest COVID-19 Justice Court Orders and Forms

Professional Employment:

  • 2009 - present: Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Bexar County
  • 1994-1999: Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Frank Herrera, P.C.

Legal Education:

  • St Mary’s University of San Antonio (J.D. 1994)
    • Dean’s List - Fall 1991
    • Honors Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi
    • Staff Writer, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1993
    • Internship, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit – Hon. Emilio Garza

Preparatory Education:

  • Texas A&M University (B.S. Psychology 1991) - Presidential Achievement Award Scholarship Recipient
  • Scholarship based Summer Study in Italy

Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to State Bar, Texas, 1994.
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1994.
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Appointed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to Legislative Committee on Uniform Truancy Policies
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, Hispanic Law Alumni Association
    • President, 2001; Executive President, 2000; Vice-President, 1999; Executive Vice-President, 1998; Director, 1997.
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (former board member)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association (Director, 1997)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (former member)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Advocate, National College of Advocacy; former member)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (former member)
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association (former member)
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (former member)

Civic Organizations:

  • San Antonio Crime Coalition – Board Member
  • China Grove Lion’s Club
  • San Antonio South Rotary Club – President 2011
  • VFW Post 837 - Highland Hills Southeast Post - Honorary Member (Men’s Auxiliary)
  • Inspire U – Big Brothers/Big Sisters Volunteer
  • Women at the Well House
  • East Central PTA – former member
  • Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students
  • Disabled American Veterans - Supporter
  • Shrine Circus - Sponsor
  • American Cancer Society - Supporter
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Sponsor
  • Bexar County Junior Livestock Association - Supporter
  • San Antonio Rodeo Cookoff - Sponsor
  • Southeast Business Women’s Club
  • San Antonio Knife & Fork
  • Professional Association of School Attendance Personnel Conference – Guest Panel Member

Community Awards and Recognition:

  • LULAC National Education Service Centers – 2013 Community Education Heroes Award
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 837 and its Auxiliary Units – Certificate of Appreciation
  • Southeast Community Outreach for Older People – Certificate of Appreciation
  • Santa Cruiser’s Foundation Toy & Clothing Drive – Certificate of Appreciation
  • Professional Association of School Attendance Personnel – Certificate of Appreciation
  • Judson Independent School District – Truancy Community Sweep
  • Valero Energy Corporation – Truancy Mock Trial
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio – Volunteer Services Plaque
  • B.T. Washington Elementary Student Council – Volunteer Services Plaque
  • Primrose at Mission Hills Community Center – Volunteer Services Plaque

Reported Trial Verdicts:

  • 2.7 Million – Kirk v. Kirk

Additional Information:

  • Language: Fluent in Spanish
  • Hobbies: Sailing; Welding