​​​​189TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS 

​                                   (ON EVERY BALLOT IN HARRIS COUNTY)

JUDGE SCOT “DOLLI” DOLLINGER
 189th CIVIL DISTRICT COURT
 
Scot is admitted to practice law in all Texas state courts, all four U.S. District Courts in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Scot has argued appellate cases in the 1st and 14th Court of Appeals and the Fifth Circuit. He has filed Petitions for Review with the Supreme Court of Texas and Petitions for Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. He has tried over 35 jury trials and worked on over 10 appeals.  As a judge, he has tried over 24 jury trials. 

AWARDS AND HONORS

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY BEFORE TAKING THE BENCH IN 2019

COURT ADMISSIONS

QUALITIES OF A GOOD JUDGE

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

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The most important quality of a judge is integrity.  Integrity means obeying the rule of law which echoes out to respect for (i) separation of powers, (ii) substantive and procedural due process and (iii) equal application of the law:  cornerstones of democracy and correct judicial outcomes.  Another way to say it is:  "Every good judge has to check his politics at the door and be focused on universally correct outcomes in every instance based on the rule of law.The next important quality of a judge is humility.  Humility opens the mind's eye to truth - arrogance is blind.  The third important quality of a judge is diligence. Diligence gets the work done both efficiently and effectively.  With integrity, humility and diligence a good judge appreciates the law is here to serve humankind and not the other way around.   The law is intended to justly bring the greatest good to the greatest number while protecting the individual from the tyranny of the majority.  These things I believe.  As a judge, I live by these beliefs.

DOLLI FOR JUDGE

Scot was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas and attended Beaumont Charlton Pollard High School, a racially integrated public school. He was elected student body president his senior year and graduated in 1980. His campaign motto was "Hard work is the key."  Scot has lived by this motto his whole life.  He is a hard worker.  He believes in a strong public school system. He went on to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he received his degree in Speech in 1984. From college, he went directly to law school, (working his way through), and graduated from Emory University Law School in 1987. In high school, college, law school and professional life, his friends called him “dolli.”

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