The Honorable Janet Buening Heppard (D)

Last modified on: 03-24-2023 15:44:26

State District Judge
(Fort Bend)

Entered Office: 01-01-2021 Term Ends: 12-31-2024 District: 387

General Information

Personal Information

Judge Heppard graduated from the University of Houston with a joint JD/MBA in 1993 and earned a BS, Summa Cum Laude, in Geology and Geophysics from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, in 1981. Prior to law school, Judge Heppard worked as a geophysicist at Amoco Production Company in Houston, Texas for 8 years. After her graduation from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), she worked for a solo practitioner before being hired as a staff attorney in the UHLC Clinical Program in 1995 where she primarily practiced in the area of family law while providing free legal services to low income members of the local community. She worked in the clinical program until her election to the 387th Court, becoming the Clinic Director in 2008 and a full Clinical Professor in 2019.

Contact and Phone Numbers

301 Jackson Street,
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 238-3290
(281) 238-3289
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General Contact for Fort Bend
  301 Jackson St.
  Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-3411
(281) 341-8609
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