239th Judicial District Court
Judge Patrick Sebesta
Judge Sebesta was elected in November 1998 to the County Court at Law No. 2 and Probate of Brazoria County. In November 2002, Judge Sebesta was elected as the judge of the 239th District Court, a court of general jurisdiction, where he presently presides over civil and felony criminal cases. In addition, Judge Sebesta also presides over the Success Through Education and Participation (STEP) Drug Court and the Recommit to Recovery programs of Brazoria County . He has also served as the local administrative judge and presently serves on the Brazoria County Juvenile Board and the Board of Criminal Judges in Brazoria County.
Judge Sebesta is presently on the Board of Directors for the American Probation and Parole Association and, for the past five years, has facilitated the judicial roundtable discussions on a biannual basis at the APPA Institutes throughout the country. A member of the State Bar of Texas, the Brazoria County Bar Association and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Judge Sebesta has also served as a guest speaker at various continuing legal education courses.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Sebesta had a general practice of law in Angleton, Texas and served Brazoria County as an Assistant District Attorney.