The Honorable Lisa Gonzales was born and raised in Nueces County, Texas. She attended local schools in Corpus Christi, graduating from Mary Carroll High School in 1980. She went on to attend Yale University where she graduated with honors in 1984. Upon graduation from Yale, Lisa returned to Texas and began law school at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1987. Lisa Gonzales has dedicated her career to public service, serving as an Assistant Texas Attorney General, Nueces County prosecutor, and Nueces County Justice of the Peace before being elected Judge of Nueces County Court at Law Number 2 in November of 2002. As judge of County Court at Law Number 2, Judge Gonzales presides over civil, criminal, mental health and probate dockets.
Description of Office
Nueces County Courts at Law have jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, probate matters and civil lawsuits. Their civil jurisdiction is more than that of the Justice of the Peace courts and the same as that of the District Courts.