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Judge Kirsten cohoon

Kendall County voters elected Judge Kirsten B. Cohoon as the first elected Judge of the 451st Judicial District Court of Kendall County in 2018.  Before serving as the 451st District Judge, Judge Cohoon served for eight years at the City of Boerne’s City Attorney.

Judge Cohoon serves as the Court’s Presiding Judge hearing legal matters ranging from felony cases to misdemeanors, civil matters, family law disputes, contested probated matters and all juvenile cases.

Judge Cohoon earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and her law degree from South Texas College of Law, graduating with high honors. While in law school, she served on the award winning Moot Court Team and was on the STCL Law Review.

She began her practice at Bracewell, LP, where she handled civil trial matters. She has also served as the head of litigation for Imperial Sugar Company and HCC Insurance Holdings.

Throughout her career, Judge Cohoon has been recognized for going above and beyond.  Being twice recognized as the Best Solo General Counsel in the State of Texas (Texas Lawyer in 2016 and Texas General Counsel Forum in 2013).

Heavily invested in the Kendall County community, Judge Cohoon actively gives back to the Kendall County community as a former board member of Boerne Performing Arts and the Kendall County Republican Women Club; as the Founder and Director of the annual Boerne Lemonade Day; and as the Founder and Coordinator of 9/11 Wills for Heroes program that serves area first responders.

Judge Cohoon and her husband Patrick have two children and three Labrador Retrievers.

Judge Kirsten Cohoon

Justice

A judge is to deliver justice for all: giving everyone the fair day in court they deserve and ruling impartially based on the law, never imposing personal or political views in the courtroom to reach a desired result. Since taking office, Judge Cohoon has been administering justice in Kendall County and upholding the Texas and United States Constitutions.

Integrity

A judge is to maintain the highest level of integrity and independence; acting without fear or favor. Adherence to this responsibility helps to maintain public confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary.  Judge Cohoon has built a reputation of impartiality and independence in dispensing justice to all that appear that appear before her in the courtroom.

Transparency

Meaningful transparency leads to greater accountability.  Since taking office, I have made the 451st Judicial District Court’s Calendar open to the public.  During the pandemic, Judge Cohoon began hosting virtual proceedings on YouTube in order to keep the Court and her work open to the public.  Judge Cohoon continues to provide updates to local organizations as to the operations of the court and is committed to maintaining the transparency of the Court.

Efficiency

Even in light of a pandemic, Judge Cohoon maintained courtroom efficiency by quickly pivoting to an online presence which was run simultaneously on YouTube to maintain an open courtroom.  As soon as courts were reopened, Judge Cohoon was the first in the judicial region to get back on the bench by hosting the first in-person jury trial.

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Ron Cisneros

As a councilman for the City of Boerne, I rely heavily on Kirsten’s counsel and legal advice. She has always been dependable in providing sound advice and guidance.

Ron Cisneros

Boerne City Councilman District 4
Garry Manitzas

I am pleased to offer my endorsement of Ms. Kirsten Cohoon for Judge of the 451st Judicial District. I have known Kirsten for a couple of years in the context of working with Boerne and other regional elected and staff officials on issues affecting our quality of life. Her credentials in the legal profession are significant and solid. She has worked in both the private and municipal sectors and has server her profession actively in the Kendall County Bar Association.

Kirsten’s deep family roots as descendant of Kendall County founding family and her active participation in a number of civic organizations in the area are also good attributes for the office she is seeking. I have no doubt that she will deliver on her campaign promises to run and efficient, effective, and fair court.

Garry Manitzas

Mayor, Fair Oaks Ranch
Joe M. Davis

I have been a practicing attorney in the State of Texas for 33 years, the last 25 of which have been primarily in Kendall County. I have been Board Certified in the specialty of Civil Trial law since 1989. I have known Kirsten for the last 8 years. I have worked with her, I have worked against her. I have found her to be highly competent and highly ethical.

Her demeanor, her intelligence, her determination and her boundless energy will bring honor and efficiency to 451st District Court bench. I unequivocally endorse Kirsten Cohoon for District Judge 451st District Court of Kendall County, Texas.

Joe M. Davis

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