Wesley Ward is Judge of Texas’ 234th District Court. He was called on to fill a judicial vacancy in 2012. His appointment was confirmed unanimously by the Texas Senate, and he has served diligently and fairly since then, presiding over hundreds of civil disputes that come before his court.
Before becoming Judge of the 234th, Judge Ward worked as a business and energy litigator and certified public accountant in Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Texas Aggie Bar Association. He served the legal community as Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Litigation Section, as well as Chair of the HBA Committees for Professionalism, Fun Run, and Law Student Bar Card Approvals. He has been recognized by his peers as a Rising Star in Texas Litigation by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly Magazine, and was listed as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” by HTexas Magazine.
Wesley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors and was awarded the Niemann Cup as the top advocate in his graduating class. While at UT, he was recognized as a member of the Order of Barristers for his trial and appellate advocacy skills, and participated in the Guanajuato (Mexico) Law School Exchange Program. He also completed a judicial internship with Texas Supreme Court Justice James Baker.
Wesley has been involved in a number of civic activities and organizations including: the R Club of Houston, Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association, Captain of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Team Penning and Ranching Sorting Committee. He is a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Vice Chairman of Team Pinning and Ranch Sorting Committee. Wesley is father to three beautiful children.