Judge Gary D. Janssen
Judge Gary D. Janssen was the Justice of the Peace for Precinct One, Place One, from January 1, 2009 until such time as he became the Justice of the Peace for Precinct Four as a result of county redistricting. Before being elected Justice of the Peace by the citizens of Precinct One, Judge Janssen maintained a private law practice for twenty years. Judge Janssen has also served as the City of Needville Municipal Judge since January 1, 1999 and has also served as an Associate Judge for the cities of Sugar Land, Richmond, and Rosenberg.
Judge Janssen was born and raised in Houston and moved to Precinct One in Fort Bend County in 1984, after being honorably discharged from active duty with the U.S. Army. He continued serving as a U.S. Army Reservist, serving a total of 16 years in the Army. After departing the active-duty Army, he began working for Texas Instruments, where he was a Security Manager, CPP. He began law school at night, while working at Texas Instruments. Upon graduation from law school and passing the bar exam, Judge Janssen started a private law practice, where he handled a wide array of legal matters.
Judge Janssen serves, at the request of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, as a mentor judge to peers in need of guidance or supplemental education. He is also one of only 11 mentor judges identified by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, to mentor other judges in the requirements and standards expected of every Justice of the Peace in the State of Texas.