About the Fourth Court

The Fourth Court of Appeals was created nearly 125 years ago to serve South Texas.

The court hears appeals of both civil and criminal cases from lower courts. It is the highest level of appeal before the Texas Supreme Court for non-federal cases. The Fourth Court is made up of seven elected Justices.

The Fourth Court covers 32 South Texas counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Real, Starr, Sutton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.

Click here to visit the official website of the Fourth Court of Appeals of the State of Texas.