About Denise Bradley

Denise Bradley currently serves as the Judge of the Texas 262nd Criminal District Court. Judge Bradley also presides over one of the Harris County Success Through Addiction Recover (STAR) courts. The STAR courts work with non-violent offenders who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The offenders receive in-patient drug treatment, transitional housing and job training in an effort to keep them from returning to the criminal justice system. In 2012, Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Judge Bradley to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. The council evaluates applications for grant funding for the therapeutic courts in Texas.

Denise Bradley graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1986. While in law school, she began a career in the District Attorney's office as a full-time intern assigned to the appellate division. Denise argued her first case before the First Court of Appeals while she was still in law school. At South Texas, Denise was a member of the Law Review and the Board of Advocates.

Upon graduation in 1986, Denise began her career as a prosecutor and over the next 25 years worked her way up through the ranks. Denise worked in the Trial Bureau and served as the Chief of the 177th and 185th District Courts. She also worked as the gang prosecutor and was assigned to the Major Offenders Division where she worked closely with the cold case squads of various law enforcement agencies including helping in the investigations of serial rapists, robbers and murderers. Denise tried over two hundred cases as a prosecutor, including a dozen death penalty cases.

Denise Bradley serving as a volunteer coordinator for Special Olympics.Denise was elected to the bench of the 262nd District Court in November of 2010. Judge Bradley is also active in the community, serving as a volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics through the Houston Bar Association. She was one of several lawyers profiled as a "Local Hero" in the May 2010 issue of the Houston Lawyer Magazine for her volunteer work in the community

Denise and her husband Robert have five children and three grandchildren.

Denise Bradley
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P.O. Box 3002
Houston, Texas 77253
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