About Associate Judge Richard T. Bell

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Honorable Richard T. Bell, Associate Judge 387th District Court

Professional Experience

  • 18 years Legal Experience in Fort Bend County, Texas 


  • South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate of Law
  • Southwestern University, Bachelor of Arts


  • Supreme Court of the State of Texas- 1997
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas – 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit – 1999
  • United States Supreme Court -- 2000


  • Married to Catherine Bell
  • 3 Children
  • Fort Bend County Resident for 18+years 


  • State Bar of Texas- Family Law Section Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fort Bend Bar Association- Past President and Secretary
  • Sugar Land Little League – Past Treasurer
  • Grievance Committee Member – 2012-2015
  • Fort Bend Dispute resolution Center-Past President
  • Lifetime Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Volunteer Fort Bend County Fair