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Russell H. Roden – Administrative Chief

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774

Russell RodenRussell H. Roden is Chief of the Civil Division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Roden is a former judge of Dallas County Court at Law No. 1, where he presided over more than 125 jury trials and in excess of 1,000 bench trials in a wide-variety of civil cases including contract, tort, products liability, professional malpractice and eminent domain.

Prior to joining the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in January, 2015, Mr. Roden was in private practice focusing on civil litigation with a large Dallas law firm. He also served as an arbitrator, mediator, and court-appointed special judge. Mr. Roden received a B.A. from Austin College in Sherman in 1983. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1988 where he served as Articles Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. Following graduation from Texas Tech, Mr. Roden served a judicial law clerkship with the Hon. W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.