About Ursula

Honesty. Intelligence. Legal ability and experience. Freedom from bias. Judicial temperament. Diligence and dedication. Courtesy. Judge Ursula A. Hall has demonstrated excellence in each and every one of these traits; she is well qualified to serve as a state trial judge.

Ursula’s intelligence and hard work are unquestionable. She is a graduate of local, public magnet schools for the academically gifted and talented, Wellesley College and South Texas College of Law. She was a student champion in the trial-related activities of debate, moot court and mock trial in high school, college, and at both the University of Texas School of Law and South Texas School of Law.

Ursula possesses the range of virtues that comprise intellectual integrity: honesty, courage, fairness, sensitivity, perceptiveness and insightfulness. It is this keen integrity, developed in childhood and honed by both her father Anthony W. Hall, Jr., and mother, Carolyn Middleton Hall, that makes Ursula stand out among lawyers and judges.

Her time on the municipal bench has shown that she also possesses humility, perseverance, adaptability and communicativeness (in both English and Spanish). Ursula has an exceptional judicial demeanor and is remarkably courteous, as hundreds of citizens who have come before her, and many court staff, will attest.

Similarly, her municipal judicial colleagues have attested, throughout the state of Texas, Ursula is an excellent judicial teacher. Appointed to serve an academic term as a member of the faculty of the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), she taught her fellow municipal judges in various locations throughout the state, facilitating compliance with the mandate for annual, continuing education.

Ursula’s performance ratings, from her fellow judges, were consistently spectacular. Sponsoring more than 50 events annually, and providing professional and law-related education to more than 4,000 people, TMCEC is one of the largest organizations of its kind in America. TMCEC has an outstanding cadre of faculty members that consists of judges, attorneys, and other professionals from throughout the nation. TMCEC has earned the praise of judges, attorneys, policy makers, and court professionals throughout the Lone Star State. TMCEC has already announced plans to reappoint Ursula to the faculty, as soon as its rotational policies allow.

Her legal ability and judicial experience are impressive. Ursula has been reappointed an Associate Municipal Judge with the City of Houston multiple times. As you well know, the number one job of a judge is to adjudicate — Ursula has adjudicated thousands of cases, and presided over trials, in our municipal court system. She has practiced law, as a sole practitioner, for the last sixteen years. She is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and has tried cases and argued appeals on the state and federal levels. Ursula’s unending diligence and dedication are consistently admirable.

Ursula comes from a long line of socially, civically and politically involved citizens. She registered her first voter when she was about nine years old, alongside her grandfather, J.E. “Jimmy” Middleton, legendary advocate for union workers. Her dedicated volunteer work reflects personal excellence, public service and the simple value of sharing she learned from her grandmothers, scholar and community organizer Quintanna Hall Alliniece, and Winnie Middleton, long-time supporter of youth and organizations serving the young. Many members of her large, extended family are amazingly giving and involved community members.

Finally, Ursula has enjoyed a full life that has included memberships at, in, or on, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, for more than forty years; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; The Links, Inc.; Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; The Grand Court Order of Calanthe; the Board of Directors at The Chinquapin School, The Houston Museum of African American Culture, and The Heritage Society; The National Bar Association; The Houston Bar Association; The A. Phillip Randolph Institute; a variety of Democrat-centric organizations; and more. She has happily supported and donated to Planned Parenthood, Child Advocates, The Fifth Ward Girls Club, the Blue Triangle YWCA, Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, Gulf Coast Blood Bank, National Public Radio (NPR), Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, PBS, The Mickey Leland Israel Kibbutzim Internship Program and many other worthy causes. She enjoyed a seven-years brief and super fun career in the airline industry and a seven-days brief and fascinating career as a waitress at a five-dollar-price-fixed restaurant. Ursula was a radio talk show hostess for the “Be Yourself Program,” at KTSU Radio; student government president in college; a blessed intern who spent a summer living on a kibbutz in Israel; and, a White House Intern in the Office of White House Counsel, in Washington, D.C. Servant leadership is a way of life for Ursula, not just a campaign slogan.

Please join in supporting Judge Ursula A. Hall for Judge of the 189th Civil District Court.

A vote for Ursula is a vote for a well-qualified judge. It is a vote for judicial experience, intellectual integrity and servant leadership.

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