We need experienced and conservative judges on the bench to ensure justice is available to all and rulings are based on the law and not based on personal or political beliefs. When District Court Judge John Ellisor announced his retirement at the end of his term in 2022, I announced my candidacy to continue his legacy as a respected and dedicated member of the judiciary by dispensing justice fairly and impartially. I look forward to getting to know the voters over the next several months and hope you will support my campaign to be the next judge of the 122nd District Court in Galveston County.
Jeth has practiced criminal and civil law over the past 20 years in Galveston County courts. He is a former Felony Section Chief of the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal trials as lead attorney. After leaving his post in the prosecutor's office, Jeth went on to private practice as an associate with Heard Robins Cloud & Lubel, LLP in Houston before founding his own practice of Jones Bennett, LLP with offices in Houston and Galveston. In 2013, Jeth became a founding partner of Jones Robinson, LLP with offices in Houston and Galveston handling criminal and civil litigation throughout Texas in state and federal courts.
Jeth received an undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a B.S. in Political Science and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston. In addition to working on Capitol Hill as a Senate Page, Jeth has worked and volunteered on several campaigns throughout his career, and previously worked at the Republican National Committee with Team 100 Club fundraising for Republican majorities in Congress. Prior to entering law school, Jeth was an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1992.
Jeth and his wife Mary have been married for 23 years and have a son, Will, who is a junior in high school. Jeth enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing. He is a Life Member of the NRA and serves on the Galveston Ducks Unlimited Committee.
Jeth currently focuses his practice on commercial litigation, civil defense, and criminal defense. He provides legal services to individuals, companies and local governments in disputes involving compliance, breach of contract, commercial and residential construction, premises liability, employment law, property tax, and maritime law.
He is also an Associate Municipal Judge in Hitchcock. There, he serves as a Magistrate Judge for Galveston County reviewing and setting bail hearings for individuals accused of crimes in Galveston County.
Jeth is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Galveston Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. He was a Director of the Galveston Bar Association from 2009-2011 and was elected President of the Galveston Bar Association for 2013- 2014 and served on the Board of the Galveston Bar Foundation.