COURT HEARING NOTICE
240th District Court
In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings or Large Community
Events, the Supreme Court of Texas First Emergency Order Regarding The COVID-19 State of Disaster issued on March 13, 2020, and out of a concern for public health, safety and wellbeing, 240th District Court is extending its cancellation of all criminal and civil dockets through May 8, 2020.
However, all criminal cases will need to be reset in accordance with 240th District Court’s policy and procedure. To ensure the health and safety of court staff and the public, the Court has adopted the following procedure:
Criminal Attorneys: Please distribute the 240th criminal reset within your office to use and please leave the court date blank as the court will make that determination. We just need signatures from defense attorneys and defendants and email back to the court on or before May 8, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact the court coordinator, Sheila Shifferly at 281-3418600 or email: Sheila.Shifferly@fortbendcountytx.gov.
Honorable Frank J. Fraley, Judge
Judge Frank J Fraley graduated from the University of South Florida with a BS in Medical Technology in 1976 and from Thurgood Marshall School of Law with a JD in 1990. Since that time, he has worked as a Supervisor Medical Technologist at the VAMC in Houston, Texas and had a general trial practice in Fort Bend and surrounding counties since 1991. Judge Fraley has practiced in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, family law and probate law. Since 2002 Judge Fraley primarily focused on personal injury and criminal defense.
Judge Fraley is married with three sons and three grandchildren. He and his wife faithfully participate in their church’s Touchpoint Ministry and board of directors. Judge Fraley is an active participant in Career Day School Activities in Fort Bend and surrounding counties.
“My goal is to give everyone a fair trial. I will read your petitions, motions and briefs. I will listen to your arguments and make a ruling based on my interpretation of the law. I will assist you in getting your disputed facts decided by a judge or jury.”
240th Judicial District Court
Mailing Address: 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469
Physical Address: Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469
View the 240th District Court Rules of Practice.