The Honorable Nancy Hohengarten

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Judge Hohengarten has served as the presiding judge of the County Court at Law #5 since March, 2004. She previously worked as an Assistant Attorney General for Texas, Assistant District Attorney for Travis County, and in private practice as a criminal defense attorney. She has been licensed to practice law since 1988.

Judge Hohengarten also presides over the Misdemeanor Mental Health Docket which provides court supervision for defendants diagnosed with a mental illness who have entered an agreement with the State to have their criminal case dismissed after a period of treatment and stability.

County Court at Law #5 Guidelines
Misdemeanor Mental Health Diversion Docket

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Court Staff

Judicial Aide

Kristen Meitzen
(512) 854-9676

Office Specialist/Bailiff

Deputy Walter Poston
(512) 854-3632

Court Reporter

Karen Vavra
(512) 854-9621

Probation Officer

Anna Marie DeLaRosa
(512) 854-3510

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

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509 W 11th St, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
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Mailing Address

County Court at Law 5
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767


(512) 854-9676


(512) 854-4685