4th Administrative Judicial Region

Welcome to the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region 

San Antonio, Texas

The Honorable David Peeples, Presiding Judge

The Honorable David Peeples, Presiding Judge of the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas

The state is divided into nine administrative judicial regions. The office of the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region (4th AJR) is located in San Antonio, Texas. The 4th AJR was created by the legislature in 1927 and currently covers twenty-two counties (listed below).

Presiding Judge David Peeples was originally appointed by the Governor in April 1996. The duties of the presiding judge include promulgating and implementing regional rules of administration, advising local judges on judicial management, recommending changes to the Supreme Court for the improvement of judicial administration, and acting for local administrative judges in their absence. The presiding judges also have the authority to assign visiting judges to hold court when necessary to dispose of accumulated business in the region.

  • Aransas
  • Atascosa
  • Bee
  • Bexar
  • Calhoun
  • DeWitt
  • Dimmit
  • Frio
  • Goliad
  • Jackson
  • Karnes
  • LaSalle
  • Live Oak
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Victoria
  • Webb
  • Wilson
  • Zapata
  • Zavala