About J.J. Koch

Administrative Office:  Records Building - 500 Elm Street, 7th Floor, Suite 7200, Dallas, TX 75202
Office: (214) 653-6100 • Fax: (214) 653-6315
E-mail: JJ.Koch@dallascounty.org

Commissioner J.J. KochCommissioner J.J. Koch has been an active member of the Dallas County community for over 19 years. He came to Dallas in 2002 after graduating from Duke University to attend SMU Dedman School of Law. It was there he met his wife, Amanda, who is also an attorney.

Throughout law school, J.J. clerked for the law firm retained by the Dallas Police Association. After law school, he began his legal career in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, where he served as a Prosecutor.

Upon entering private practice, J.J. represented Dallas Police officers as an attorney for the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police. He briefly helmed a tech start up that was incubated locally in the Tech Wildcatters program. He has subsequently worked with Thompson Reuters, a company specializing in cutting-edge technologies for corporate as well as government entities. Prior to his election as Dallas County Commissioner in 2018, he worked as an attorney with William M. Woodall, P.C., where he was considered an expert in the field of legal technology.

As Commissioner, J.J. has been appointed to serve as chair of the Continuous Improvement Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IT Executive Governance Committee, and as a member of the Behavioral Health Leadership Team. He also serves on the Dallas County Civil Service Commission.

J.J., Amanda, and their two children are active members of the Dallas County community and attend Highland Park United Methodist Church. In the past, J.J. has been a “Big” with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, has served as Treasurer and Board Member for the HPUMC Child Development Program, and has worked with Habitat for Humanity. He was a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Bishop Lynch High School and formerly coached his son and other kids at the Scots Wrestling Club.

Commissioner Koch and Staff

Commissioner Koch and staff

Commissioner J.J. Koch (sitting), Jenna Byers - Program Coordinator, Aaron Ceder - Chief of Staff, Shanon Rust - Deputy Chief of Staff, Mickey McGuire - District Director, Christina Torre - Policy Advisor (standing l-r)