Ralph Swearingin

Of Counsel

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  • J.D. with Honors, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (1994)
  • FBI National Academy (155th Session 1988)
  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington (1980)


  • Judge, Tarrant County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 (2007 – Present)
  • 30+ years of diverse law enforcement experience including 19 years at the Command Level; Retired Fort Worth Police Department, 2006
  • Advanced Credentialed Mediator: Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Admitted to Practice: State Bar of Texas (1994)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (2007 – Present)
  • Member of Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Recipient: 2010 Texas Wesleyan School of Law Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Past President: Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Board
  • Recipient: Texas Association of Counties – Best Practices Award for courtroom innovation
  • Author/speaker: Justice of the Peace and Constables Association and Texas Justice Court Judges Association
  • Member of the College of Justice Court Judges of Texas (2009-present)
  • Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to the “Task Force for Rules in Small Claims Cases and Justice Court Proceedings”. 2011-2012
  • Recognized by the Texas Justice Court Judges Association as the Justice Court Judge of the Year for 2015