Judge Michael Gomez
Michael Gomez has served as judge of the 129th Civil District Court in Harris County, Texas, since his election in 2008. Judge Gomez is a lifelong resident of Houston and a graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as articles editor for the Houston Law Review.
During his time on the bench, Judge Gomez has tried over 180 jury and bench trials and disposed of over 10,000 cases. In 2016, Judge Gomez received the Hispanic Bar Association’s “Judge of the Year” award.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gomez practiced corporate and securities law at a large law firm and commercial litigation at a small litigation boutique. Judge Gomez also served as a pro bono legal advisor for numerous non-profit organizations in the Houston area.
Judge Gomez is a highly rated judge who currently serves on various committees of the Houston Bar Association. He is also a fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. Judge Gomez is a frequent continuing legal education speaker addressing topics of importance to the bar and a frequent speaker at public schools regarding the importance of higher education and careers in the legal profession.
Judge Gomez is happily married to Diana Perez Gomez, a partner with Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP, where she specializes in labor and employment matters. They have two children, Matthew and Elina, and are members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.