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Judge Robert D. Burns, III

Criminal District Court No. 1


Judge Robert BurnsJudge Robert Burns grew up in Dallas and is a 1982 graduate of Richardson High School,  a 1986 graduate of Austin College, Sherman, Texas and a 1990 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law. Judge Burns worked for the Dallas County District Attorney's office for six years and was in private practice for 10 years before taking office as judge of The Criminal District Court of Dallas County, Texas in 2007. He was board certified in criminal law in 1996 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and now serves on that organization's Advisory Board in Criminal Law. He also serves on the Dallas County Juvenile Board, the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and is the Local Administrative District Judge of Dallas County. He also presides over Dallas County's preadjudication drug treatment court called DIVERT.