New County Commissioner Swears In Judicial Replacement

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(News Release)

HOUSTON, TX − Native Houstonian, Debra Mayfield, has been unanimously appointed Judge of Harris County Civil Court-at-Law No. 1 by Commissioners Court to fill the vacancy left there by Commissioner “Cactus” Jack Cagle upon his appointment as Precinct 4 Commissioner. Commissioner Jack Morman nominated Mayfield for the bench.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with her qualifications, experience and conservative credentials agree to serve,” Morman said. “She will do a great job in that court for years to come.”

“I am humbled and honored to accept the appointment to serve as Judge of Harris County Civil Court-at-Law No. 1,” said Mayfield. “I will strive to run the court as efficiently as my predecessor, and I will respect all lawyers who practice in my court.”

Mayfield is part of the first generation in her family to attend college. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her law degree from South Texas College of Law. Serving in the Harris County Courthouse has a special significance for Mayfield. Her father, who was a sheet metal fabricator, was part of the team who fabricated the iconic star that now rests on top of the Civil Courthouse.

Debra Mayfield is native Houstonian, born and raised in Harris County’s Precinct One, where she and her family currently reside. Mayfield has been a partner in the Houston law firm, Rymer, Moore, Jackson and Echols, P.C. She has handled all phases of litigation for a wide variety of clients statewide and she has handled post-judgment motions, traditional and interlocutory appeals and original proceedings in Texas intermediate appellate courts and higher state and federal courts. Mayfield has served as a court-appointed bilingual guardian ad litem and as a special commissioner in eminent domain proceedings.

Mayfield and her husband, Eric, a veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army, are the proud parents of two young children. The Mayfield family are active members of Houston’s First Baptist Church.

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