Bexar County Criminal District Court judges appoints attorney to new associate judge position

Miguel Najera will start in the new position November 1

BEXAR COUNTY – Bexar County Criminal District Court judges have appointed attorney Miguel Najera to fill a newly created associate judge position, according to county officials.

The new associate judge will handle pre-indictment matters assigned at arrest rather than indictment, county officials said in a news release.

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Bexar County officials said the new position will free up judicial resources for the district courts and expedite the disposition of appropriate cases. Funding is included in the FY 2022-2023 budget.

“I am greatly honored to have been selected for this position and humbled to have been given the opportunity to assist the Criminal District Courts,” Najera said in a written statement. “I have spent my entire legal career in the halls of the criminal justice system serving our community. I look forward to helping make Bexar County the envy of the great State of Texas.”

Najera, a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Law, has experience in the Bexar County Criminal Court as a state prosecutor, defense attorney, and attorney pro-tem, county officials said. He most recently served as the Bexar County assistant district attorney.

“Najera is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. His passion for the law and drive to see it applied fairly and equitably are what drew my colleagues and I to appoint him to this position,” said Ron Rangel, criminal administrative district court judge.

Najera is expected to start as an associate judge on November 1.

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