The Honorable David Wahlberg

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Judge Wahlberg has served as the presiding judge of the 167th District Court since January, 2013.

Judge Wahlberg has been certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. Judge Wahlberg chairs the Travis County Bail Bond Board which oversees and supervises licensing and regulation of the bail bond business in Travis County.

Judge Wahlberg also presides over the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) Re-entry Court, which is a specialized Drug Court for SAFPF graduates during the aftercare portion of the SAFPF program.

167th District Court Guidelines
SAFPF Re-entry Program

Court Staff

Court Coordinator:

Melissa Moreno-Riojas
(512) 854-9310


James Rubio
(512) 854-7868

Court Reporter:

Shonna Castillo
(512) 854-9482

Probation Officer:

Benjamin Castoreno
(512) 854-3506

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center


509 W 11th St, 8th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
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Mailing Address

167th District Court
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767


(512) 854-9310


(512) 854-6425