Fair. Dedicated. Experienced.
Maggie Jaramillo’s 18 years of extensive court experience include trial work in Juvenile cases, Family cases, Felony and Misdemeanor cases, Probate matters and Civil matters. She has served Fort Bend County with her great depth of experience, knowledge, self-confidence and a responsibility to seek an expanding role in our community by ensuring Republican values and supporting our community.
Judge Maggie Jaramillo began her judicial career when she was appointed as Judge of the 400th District Court on October 22, 2014 by Governor Rick Perry. Her selection was based upon who could best serve the State of Texas.
Judge Jaramillo enjoys volunteer work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, the Fort Bend County Fair as a gatekeeper and as a volunteer for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Maggie Jaramillo practiced law for 18 years here in Fort Bend County. Her private practice gave her experience in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Probate, Civil Litigation, Mental Health Commitments and Appellate Court Writing. Judge Jaramillo was also a part-time adjunct professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law and served on the Mental Health Board. She was also the past President of the Fort Bend County Criminal Lawyers Association. Maggie Jarmillo’s experience in both civil and criminal law has allowed her to make a smooth transition into the 400th Judicial District Court.
The 400th Judicial District Court
The 400th Judicial District Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction presiding over civil and criminal cases. The court was created by the Texas Legislature in 1999 and commenced operation in September 2000.
Jurisdiction in civil cases involves disputes over $500.00. There is no maximum monetary cap in civil cases.
The court has jurisdition in all felony criminal matters, from State Jail, 3rd degree, 2nd degree and 1st degree offenses, which includes Capital cases. Punishment for these types of offenses range from six months incarceration to 99 years to life. In Capital cases, death can be applied as punishment as well as life without the possibility of parole.
The 400th District Court is a very busy court. As of 2019 there are over 1,350 criminal cases pending and over 1,357 civil cases pending.
Judge Maggie Jaramillo was elected to the 400th Judicial District Court on November 8, 2016 and is currently the presiding judge.