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Nueces County Justice of the Peace Courts

Nueces County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Nueces County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Overview

Guide Overview

Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts handle civil and criminal cases, including small claims (amount is $20,000 or less), justice court, and administrative hearings. These are lawsuits over debts, evictions, car accidents, unlawful towing, and property issues. Most JP’s perform marriage ceremonies as well. 

This guide contains information on all Nueces County JP Courts. 

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Research Tips

Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following document from the Nueces County Court Administrator: 

Common questions about Nueces County

The Nueces County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in 5 precincts across Nueces County. The city website provides a county map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction. 

You can use the Nueces County Online Case Search available on the District Clerk's webpage. 

You can read How to E-File to learn about E-Filing. 

You can also read more about E-Filing in JP Courts on their website. 

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Joe Benavides 

901 Leopard Street 

Room 116, 1st Floor 

Corpus Christi, TX 78401 
 
Phone: (361) 888-0201 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch Precinct 1 Place 1’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1 Place 1's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 888-0201. 

Honorable Henry A. Santana 

901 Leopard Street 

Room 115, 1st Floor 

Corpus Christi, TX 78401 
 
Phone: (361) 888-0210 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 1 Place 2’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1 Place 2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 888-0210.  

Honorable Lucy Rubio 

11408 Leopard Street 

Corpus Christi, TX 78410 
 
Phone: (361) 241-1222 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 1 Place 3’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 241-1222. 

Honorable Jo Woolsey 

5725 S. Padre Island Drive 

Suite 150 

Corpus Christi, TX 78412 
 
Phone: (361) 853-4079  

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 2 Place 1’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 853-4079. 

Honorable Thelma L. Rodriguez 

10110 Compton 

Corpus Christi, TX 78418 
 
Phone: (361) 937-2614 

Hours: Monday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) 

Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Wednesday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 2 Place 2’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 937-2614. 

Honorable Larry L. Lawrence 

115 South Ash Street 

P.O. Box 27 

Bishop, TX 78343 
 
Phone: (361) 584-2420 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 3’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 3's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also review Precinct 3’s COVID-19 Operating Plan

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 584-2420. 

Honorable Duncan Neblett Jr. 

705 W. Avenue A 

Port Aransas, TX 78373 
 
Phone: (361) 749-5660 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 4’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 4's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also review Precinct 4’s COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Nueces County Judiciary.  

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 749-5660. 

Honorable Robert Gonzalez 

710 East Main 

Robstown, TX 78380 
 
Phone: (361) 767-5205 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 5 Place 1’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 5 Place 1's webpage  for the most up-to-date information. 

Also review Precinct 5 Place 1’s COVID-19 Operating Plan.  

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 767-5205. 

Honorable Hermilo “Milo” Pena, Jr.  

1514 2nd Street 

Agua Dulce, TX 78330 
 
Phone: (361) 998-2231 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch Precinct 5 Place 2’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of April 14, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Possibly Zoom All judges will use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Contact the court or review your notice of hearing for more information on virtual court procedures

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 5 Place 2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Each Justice Court in Nueces County has a specific geographical area of jurisdiction. Each court has its own court clerks responsible for setting cases on the individual docket of the court. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the court at (361) 998-2231.  

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