Judge Patricia Baca Bennett
Judge Patricia Baca Bennett presides over the 360th Family District Court. She hears family law matters including divorces, child custody and adoptions. Judge Bennett has an efficient docket. When she took office, it often took over a year to obtain a setting. Litigants can obtain a final trial setting in three to six months.
Judge Patricia Baca Bennett is a Constitutional Conservative who believes that the judge’s role is to apply the law to the facts of the case before her. Judge Bennett does not legislate from the bench. She understands that each case is important. This Court deals with those things most important to individuals, their children and their property.
Patricia has been married for 24 years and is the mother of two children, including one special needs child. She understands the need to protect children while respecting the rights of parents.
Patricia is a highly qualified. She is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. This certification shows substantial, relevant experience in the field of Family Law, as well as demonstrated and tested competence in areas such as divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. Out of all licensed attorneys in the State of Texas, only about 10% are Board Certified.
To be considered for certification, she had to show substantial experience in the area of Family Law. She also had to be recommended by peers, followed by testing to prove expertise in the area of Family Law. Once certification is achieved, the attorney must maintain a continued involvement in new developments in the law through additional continuing legal education.
Judge Bennett attained her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University. She was granted the Board of Regents Scholarship and gained valuable experience as a writer and editorial board member for The Texas Lawyer.
Prior to law school, Patricia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. While there, she was a member of the Honor Society and was awarded scholarships for her work with the debate team. Patricia also attended Southwest High School in Fort Worth and St. Andrew’s Catholic School.
Judge Bennett is a Catholic who believes in traditional family values.
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