Texas Counties Deliver
369th District Court

Anderson, Cherokee and Leon Counties

C. Michael Davis

Judge Michael Davis of the 369TH Judicial District, composed of Anderson, Cherokee, and Leon counties, was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017, following the retirement of Judge Bascom W. Bentley, III.                         

Judge Davis graduated from Palestine High School and went on to become a decorated veteran, serving our country in the United States Air Force.  Following his military service, he completed his undergraduate degrees at Texas State University, graduating summa cum laude, with majors in Philosophy and Psychology.  Judge Davis received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law and was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review and the Board of Barristers.  He received many recognitions during law school, including the Law Review’s Outstanding Student Article Award, numerous regional and national advocacy awards, and induction into the Order of the Barrister. 

Judge Davis returned to Palestine to begin his legal career and developed a practice encompassing all areas of civil litigation, representing both individuals and businesses all over the East Texas area.  He is highly involved in his communities and the State Bar of Texas.  Some of his professional recognitions include being selected as a member of the 2013 Leadership SBOT class for the State Bar of Texas, being selected to attend the 2012 American Board of Trial Advocates National Trial College taught at Harvard Law School, and most recently, as a 2017 recipient of the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award from the Texas Tech University School of Law.  He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Local Bar Services Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

Linda Shannon
369th District Court Coordinator
PO Box 39
Centerville, TX 75833
Tel: 903-536-1032
Fax: 903-536-1035 

Nancy Adams
Certified Court Reporter
Official Reporter for the 369th Judicial District Court
500 N. Church Street, Suite 30
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 723-7415



Local Rules for the District Courts of Leon County

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