The Honorable Inna Klein was born in Moscow, Russia and came to the United States when she was 14 years old. She became a citizen of the United States in 2000 while in law school. Judge Klein started her legal career as a student attorney with the public defender’s office in Providence, Rhode Island. Judge Klein then worked as an associate attorney in a civil law firm until she moved with her family to Texas.

Description of Office

District courts generally have the following jurisdiction:

  • Original jurisdiction in all criminal cases of the grade of felony and misdemeanors involving official misconduct
  • Cases of divorce
  • Suits for title to land or enforcement of liens on land
  • Contested elections
  • Suits for slander or defamation
  • Suits on behalf of the State for penalties, forfeitures and escheat


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