About Judge Bill Henry


Legal Experience:

District Judge, 428th District Court, Hays County, Texas (2005 to present)

Assistant Attorney General, Austin, Texas (2004 to 2005)

Jones and Henry, Austin, Texas (1995 to 2005)

Fitzgerald, Majors and Stevens, San Marcos, Texas  (1990 to 1995)

Assistant District Attorney, Hays County, San Marcos, Texas


Certifications and Memberships:

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Graduate, Texas College of Judicial Studies

American Board of Trial Advocates (first Hays county member in the history of this invitation-only organization)

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (includes fewer than one percent of Texas lawyers)

Master of the Bench, Robert Calvert American Inn of Court

Contributing Editor, Bench Book for Texas Judges, published by the Texas Center for the Judiciary

Graduate, National Judicial College, Complex Commercial Litigation training

Past President, Hays County Bar Association

Past Adjunct Instructor, University of Texas School of Law, Trial Skills Course

Life Member, Baylor Law Alumni Association

Certified Mediator, National Judicial College


Educational Background:

Baylor University School of Law, JD, 1988

Baylor University, BA, 1984



I was raised in East Texas and moved to Houston during high school. During junior high, high school and college I had summer jobs in construction. After high school I received an academic scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, where I received my B.A. degree in 1984, becoming the first person in my immediate family to finish college. I then attended Baylor Law School, also on academic scholarship. While at Baylor, I met and married Shelley Scott. We moved to San Marcos on the day I graduated from law school in 1988 and have lived here since.


That year I went to work for the District Attorney’s Office in Hays County. In 1990, I joined Fitzgerald, Majors and Stevens, a well-respected Hays county law firm. There I tried cases dealing with family law, business disputes, homeowners associations and other property cases. In 1996, I had the opportunity to form a law partnership (Jones & Henry) with offices in Austin. During my nine years there, I did litigation work throughout all of Central Texas, including personal injury, criminal defense, and other business litigation cases.  In late 2004, the Texas Attorney General’s office recruited me to try some of their multi-million dollar cases in the Transportation Division. In September 2005, I was appointed as the first judge for the 428th Judicial District, presiding over complex commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, and criminal law trials.



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