Paul White – District Judge 159th

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COVID-19 Standing Order Prohibiting Electronic Recordings

The 159th District Court and the 217th District Court share concurrent jurisdiction over all felony criminal cases and all civil cases that are filed in the district courts. In addition, the district courts have concurrent jurisdiction with the County Courts at Law on all domestic relations cases .

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75902

  • Phone 936-639-3913
  • Fax 936-639-3917
  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
  • Juris Doctorate, Baylor University
  • March, 2001 – present, 159th State District Court Judge
  • 1978 – 2001 – Trial attorney, practiced employment, insurance, auto, products and general civil and personal injury cases in State and Federal courts
  • Deacon of Education, Central Church of Christ
  • Teacher, Adult & High School Bible Classes
  • Coach, Lufkin Youth Baseball
  • Coach, Lufkin Youth Soccer
Professional Memberships:
  • Angelina County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1980-2000)

Staff / Email:
  • Paul White – Judge 
  • Tiffany Silva – Court Recorder 
  • Noe DeJesus – Court Bailiff