“In 2006, I was elected to do two things: follow the law and be fair to both sides. At its core, the job of being a judge is akin to being an umpire. Provide a neutral forum in which the prosecution and the defense are allowed to fairly present their cases. My job is to provide a courtroom that is open, independent and fair. I can not thank everyone enough for the opportunity to serve the people of Dallas County.”

–Andy Chatham

A Record of Experience


“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

–Anatole France, The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7

“The judiciary… is a body which, if rendered independent and kept strictly to their own department, merits great confidence for their learning and integrity.”
–Thomas Jefferson, 1789.