About Jeff

Jeff Brown was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Rick Perry in September 2013. The appointment filled the vacancy that occurred when Gov. Perry appointed Justice Nathan Hecht as Chief Justice.

Justice Brown served on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals from December 2007 until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Texas. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals has nine justices and hears appeals from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.

Before taking the appellate bench, he served as a judge of the 55th District Court in Harris County for six years. While on the trial bench, the bar consistently ranked him among the county’s top district judges.

The son of a longtime police officer, Jeff was named Civil District Court Judge of the Year by the Houston Police Officers Union in 2002 and by P.O.L.I.C.E., Inc., (”Peace Officers Looking Into Courthouse Excellence”) in 2003.

Jeff has been active in state and local bar activities. He has served on several non-profit boards, including the Christian Community Service Center. The Texas Jaycees have named Jeff one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans of 2008. He and his wife, Susannah, a schoolteacher, live in Buda with their three children, Kathleen, Rob and Gus. They are active members of Bellaire United Methodist Church.