Judge Roy Ferguson

Judge Roy Ferguson

Judge, 394th District Court, Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio Counties

Judge Roy B. Ferguson presides over the largest judicial district in Texas, covering roughly 20,000 square miles and including over 20% of the U.S.-Mexico border. Prior to his election in 2012, Ferguson served Far West Texas through private practice in Marfa. He is an avid proponent of equal access to justice for all Texans and a frequent educational speaker to lawyers and judges across the country. An early adopter of technological innovation, Ferguson has conducted over 1,000 virtual hearings and presided over a fully virtual jury trial and several virtual grand jury empanelments. Ferguson is active in the State Bar of Texas, having served on the governing boards of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, the Judicial Section, and the Computer and Technology Section, in addition to serving on the Judicial Committee on Information Technology, Uniform Case Management System Study Group, Judicial Needs Assessment Committee, and the Texas Judicial Council Civil Justice Committee’s Advisory Council. He is a 2021 appointee to the Texas Children’s Commission, chair of the Texas Children’s Commission Virtual Bench Book Workgroup, and subcommittee chair of the Texas Supreme Court’s Remote Proceedings Task Force. Ferguson is a sustaining life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Texas Bar College, and a member of the Champion of Justice Society.

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Guest Appearances
March 2, 2021

Texas “Cat Lawyer”: The Zoom Mishap Turned Viral Sensation

Rocky Dhir talks with Rod Ponton and Judge Roy Ferguson about their viral “Cat Lawyer” experience.

July 11, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Forms of Address with Judge Roy Ferguson

394th Judicial District Judge Roy Ferguson discusses the unanticipated social changes that judges have to contend with after ascending to the bench.

June 13, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: A View from the Bench with Judge Roy Ferguson

Judge Roy Ferguson of the Texas 394th Judicial District talks with host Rocky Dhir about the mistakes he sees lawyers make that put their clients’ recovery at great risk.