Fourth Court of Appeals

Mission Statement 

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rebeca c. martinez
   Chief Justice

patricia o. alvarez
luz elena d. chapa
irene rios
beth watkins
liza a. rodriguez
lori i. valenzuela

Court of Appeals

Fourth Court of Appeals District
Cadena-Reeves Justice Center
300 Dolorosa, Suite 3200
San Antonio, texas 78205-3037


Michael A. Cruz
Clerk of the Court

(210) 335-2635

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(210) 335-2762

Mission Statement of the Fourth Court of Appeals
State of Texas

The mission of the Fourth Court of Appeals is to timely issue well-written, well-reasoned opinions in accordance with the law. Every justice and staff member is dedicated to this mission and to the court’s core values.

The principles that guide our actions to fulfill our mission are defined by the following core values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Independence of the Judiciary
  • Collegiality
  • Accountability
  • Fairness
  • Respect

We adhere to these values to serve the public and to earn the public’s trust.