95th Judicial District Court
Hon. Ken Molberg, Presiding
Ken Molberg was elected Judge of the 95th District Court on November 4, 2008, and began his judicial service on January 1, 2009.
Born in 1952 in Houston, Texas, Judge Molberg was raised in the Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with high honors, from the University of North Texas in 1973, where he served as an editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. Judge Molberg received his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1976. While attending SMU, the judge served a term as Managing Editor of what is now the SMU Law Review and was a member of The Barristers.
Judge Molberg began the active practice of trial law in 1975–the year before his graduation from law school. He obtained his law license in May 1976 and spent the first five years of his legal career with the Law Offices of James C. Barber. In 1981, he became a founder of and shareholder in the law firm of Wilson, Williams & Molberg, P.C. The principals of the firm, other than Judge Molberg, included John B. Wilson, now deceased, and Roger G. Williams. The firm dissolved more than 27 years later following Molberg’s election to the bench. While in practice, Judge Molberg handled and tried a wide variety of civil matters in state and federal courts (e.g., personal injury, products liability, civil rights, contract claims, election law, voting rights), but he concentrated his practice primarily in the area of Labor and Employment Law. He has frequently served as a court-appointed or party-selected mediator and, occasionally, as an arbitrator. He also has substantial state and federal appellate experience.
Judge Molberg is a founder and a past president of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA). Among other organizations, he has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a Director and Director Emeritus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. The judge has also served as one of the six voting members of the Fifth U.S. Circuit District Judges Association Advisory Committee on Pattern Jury Charges in Labor & Employment Law. He is or has been a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and all Texas courts. Throughout the years, he has been a frequent author and speaker for a number of legal associations, including, among others, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and TELA.