A County Judge can be the judge of a constitutional county court, a judge of a county court at law or the judge presiding over a county's commissioners court. On this episode of The Bail Post our guest is the The Honorable Judge Tim O'Hare. He is the Tarrant County Judge over the commissioners court. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 with a BBA in Finance, he went on to earn his law degree from SMU School of Law in 1995.
Tim spent the last twenty-five years building a successful legal practice and real estate investment company. During this time, Judge O’Hare earned the title of “Texas Super Lawyer” nine consecutive years.
Judge O'Hare took office in January 2023 and just finished his first budget cycle for Tarrant County where the commissioners court cut the county's budget saving the taxpayers millions of dollars.
How does a first term county judge navigate local politics and get various office holders to agree to cut their budgets? Also, Judge O'Hare touches on the importance of public safety for the county's budget.