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410th District Court

301 North Main, Conroe, Texas  77301

Phone: 936-539-7860 or 281-364-4200 Fax: 936-538-8160

Judge K. Michael Mayes, Presiding

 

JUDGE, 410TH DISTRICT COURT
(1997 -    )
ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT JUDGE
(2000 - 2002)

2007, 2012 Graduate Texas College for Judicial Studies


Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court Multi-District Litigation Panel as Statewide Pretrial Judge for all Tire Tread-Separation Litigation in Texas (Order dated May 4, 2004)

Appointed Rule 11 Pretrial Judge for all Bridgestone/Firestone Tire litigation in Administrative Region 2 (Southeast Texas) (January 29, 2001)

Member Montgomery County Juvenile Board
Member Montgomery County Adult Probation Board of Judges
Presiding Judge, SAP Adult Recovery Court

Presiding Judge, SAFPF Adult Recovery Court, SAFPF Recovery Court

Presiding Judge, Montgomery County Juvenile Power Recovery Court ( 2003-2012 )
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LICENSES
State Bar of Texas 1977
State Bar of Hawaii 1977
Also licensed to practice before:
       U.S. Supreme Court
       U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
       U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
       U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
       U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
       U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1974 (Magna Cum Laude).
University of Houston, J.D., 1977 (Summa Cum Laude).
   American Jurisprudence Awards (Highest Grade in Class)
     Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Evidence Law, and Federal Procedure Law
   Fulbright & Jaworski Moot Court Award
   Calvin Alpha Moot Court Award
   University of Houston National Moot Court Team
   University of Houston Law Review
   University of Houston Law School Honor Court
   Phi Delta Phi
   Order of the Barons

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of Texas, Judicial Section
State Bar of Texas
Montgomery County Bar Association
State Bar of Hawaii

FACULTY
Texas Court Reporters Association: Presenter at 2002 Annual Convention,
     Del Lago, Conroe, Texas --"Courtroom Technology"
National Court Reporters Association: Presenter at 2002 Midyear Conference
     in San Antonio -- "Courtroom Technology"
State Bar of Texas, Presenter at the 1986 Professional Development Program --
     "Suing and Defending Local, State and Federal Governments"
The Texas Center For The Judiciary: Presenter at the 2003 Computer Program
     The Midland Technology Center - June, 2003 - "Courtroom Technology"
Texas Association of Defense Counsel: Presenter at 2004 Annual Meeting,
     San Antonio Hyatt Hill Country Resort, September, 2004 --
     "MDL in Texas-Panel Discussion"
2005 Courts and Local Government Technology Conference (February 3, 2005)
Texas Association of Counties Judicial Education,
     Spring 2005 Session sponsored by the Texas Judicial Academy-
      A partnership between the County Judges Education Committee and
     Texas Tech University School of Law--
      "Remote magistrate and video conferencing for appointment of attorneys"
County and District Clerk's Association, Region 7, Fall 2005, Conroe, TX
     Conference-- "MDL Cases
Annual Meeting County Judges (Remote Live Video Conference Demonstration from 410th Courtroom at Texas Judicial Academy Judicial Education Spring Session),      Lubbock, TX 03/18/05
     "Using Technology in Dealing with Court Appointed Attorneys"
Annual Meeting County Judges (Remote Live Video Conference Demonstration from 410th Courtroom at Texas Judicial Academy Judicial Education Fall Session),      Galveston, TX 11/18/05
     "Using Technology in Dealing with Court Appointed Attorneys"
2006 Statewide Conference, Coalition of Behavioral Health Services-North
and the Drug Enforcement Administration,
      April Sound, Montgomery, TX 1-20-06
     "Meth: 'Not what it's "cranked up" to be'"
Annual Meeting County Judges (Remote Live Video Conference Demonstration from 410th Courtroom at Texas Judicial Academy Judicial Education Spring Session),
     Austin, TX 02/02/06
     "Using Technology in Dealing with Court Appointed Attorneys"
Presenter at Montgomery County College Town Meeting forum panel discussion on
     Mental Health Issues 10/26/06
Presenter at Oak Ridge Town Hall Meeting Forum panel
     "Roots of Change Coalition" discussion on underage alcohol use 04/18/07
The Texas Center For The Judiciary: Commentator and Faculty, High Tech Texas Justice, JUDICIAL SECTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, September 16 - 19, 2007
Panelist and Presenter, Corporate E-Discovery Forum, Global Collaboration on
     Electronically Stored Information, Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, October 18, 2007 Presenter at 2008 Texas Association of Counties Courts & Local Government
      Technology Conference, January 31, 2008
Presenter at 2008 State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery CLE,
     Houston Westin Oaks, April 25, 2008
Presenter 2008 Montgomery County 4H Awards Banquet--
     "Spirituality, Contented Cows and Peanuts", Lone Star Convention Center,
     August 2008
Presenter 2009 Montgomery County Bar Association--
     "Recovery Courts: A New Paradigm for Substance Abusing Defendants,"
     November, 2009
Presenter, Back in School to Stay Rally, La Torretta Del Lago Lake Resort
     Conroe, TX.-(Parents) "Setting Boundaries and Avoiding Codependency," and
      (Teenagers) "Bullying, Drugs, and Self Esteem."
      August, 2010
Presenter, Community Well Being Council, Montgomery County United Way,
     "Recovery Courts", November, 2010

Presenter, DRC Conference--Building Bridges:Finding Common Ground, Lone Star

     Conference Center, Conroe, Texas--"Addiction Issues and Recovery Courts."

     April, 2011


PRESENTER --- STATE AND LOCAL ATTORNEY AND JUDICIAL ASSOCIATIONS, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, NATIONAL AND STATE COURT REPORTER ASSOCIATIONS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS, DRUG COURTS
Recovery Courts: A New Paradigm for Substance Abusing Defendants
     Governmental Liability
     Summary Judgments: The realities of granting or denying one.
     Scheduling Orders: Do they work? If so, why? If not, why not?
     Local Rules of Court
     Technology in the Courtroom
     Courtroom Procedures
     Updates In The Law
     The Courtroom of the Future
     What's New at Your Courthouse?
     The Bill of Rights
     Education: An Avenue to Freedom and Independence
     Child Lures: Protecting Children from Abduction And Molestation
     Legal Issues Relating To Families And Youth
     Little League Baseball and Child Lures
     Juvenile Drug Offenses, Criminal or Medical
     Reading for a Better Life-- Reading to Students at Schools
     National Honor Society - Bear Branch Junior High School
     Hispanic Chamber of Commerce--POWER Juvenile Recovery Court

PUBLICATIONS
Co-author: "Vicarious Liability and the Operating Room Surgeon", 17 South Texas Law Journal 367 (1976).
Author: "42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Litigation", State Bar of Texas, CLE (1986).
Author: "High-Tech Times",
In Chambers, Vol. 28, Number 2 (Summer 2001).
Author: "High-Tech Times", The Texas Record, Vol. 101, Number 3 (September 2001) - Published Quarterly by the
Texas Court Reporters Assoc.
Author: "Using Today's Technology to Comply with the Fair Defense Act (and Other Uses)", In Chambers, Vol. 30, Number 1 (Spring 2003).
Author:
Technology in the Courtroom, 2001
Author:
Using Todays Technology to Comply with the Fair Defense Act (and Other Uses), 2003
Author: "Is There A Court That Can Make A Difference?" (2008),
Author: "Is There A Court That Can Make A Difference?", In Chambers, Vol. 31, Number 3 (Winter 2004).
Author:
"Recovery Courts and Character Changes" (2006)
Author: "Recovery Courts and Character Changes", In Chambers, Volume 33, Number 3 (Winter 2006)
Author:
"Your Teenager's Recovery is a Family Venture - (The "More Freedom" Approach)" (2007)
Author: Addressing Addictions in Court: Rethinking Recovery and Relapse (2009)
Author: "Addressing Addictions in Court: Rethinking Recovery and Relapse", Part One In Chambers, Vol. 37, Number 2 (Spring 2010).

Author: "Addressing Addictions in Court: Rethinking Recovery and Relapse", Part Two In Chambers, Vol. 37, Number 3 (Summer 2010).

Author: "Addressing Addictions in Court: Rethinking Recovery and Relapse", Part Three, In Chambers, (Winter 2011).

Various papers and presentations on the Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, web site utilization, electronic filing, video conferencing, real time reporting and other courtroom technology.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Life member of Montgomery County Fair Association
Advisory Committee of Child Advocates of Montgomery County
Financial sponsor of Conroe High School "Lifesaver" Scholarship Award
Financial and volunteer support for athletic, academic and other programs:
   Oak Ridge High School
   The John Cooper School in The Woodlands
   Conroe High School
   The Woodlands High School
   Conroe Area Youth Baseball League
   Oak Ridge/The Woodlands Area Little League
   Oak Ridge/The Woodlands Girls Softball League
   Conroe YMCA
   The Woodlands/South Montgomery County YMCA
Frequent contributor to charitable events and activities
Member, Woodlands Christian Church:
   Elder
   Teacher - High School Sunday School class
   Sponsor/advisor for Woodlands Christian Church Scholarship Program

PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Graduate, Cooper High School, Abilene, TX, 1970
   Class President
   National Honor Society
   All-State and Honorable Mention All-American in Football
Received Appointment to Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
Attended Southern Methodist University on athletic scholarship (football and baseball)
Married 1975 - Nancy Castle Mayes
Two Children
Resident of Montgomery County since 1970



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