The Hon. B. Michael Chitty is a judge for the 422nd District Court in Kaufman County, Texas. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Rick Perry in 2004.
Over the course of his judicial career, Chitty has presided over family, civil, and criminal court proceedings. He helped establish the 422nd District Court as a mental health and drug diversion court in 2010. Chitty has also served as a director of the Texas Association of Speciality Courts.
Prior to his appointment, Chitty worked as an attorney in private practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil, family, and criminal cases. He specialized in probate, real estate, commercial, construction, employment, tax, bankruptcy, and municipal matters.
Chitty earned a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Then, in 1973, he completed a J.D. at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
His memberships have included the Texas Bar Foundation, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and the Kaufman County Bar Association. He has served as special counsel to the State Republican Party as well as the Kaufman County Representative on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.
Chitty was born and raised in Terrell, where he graduated from Terrell High School. He attends Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Terrell. He has also been actively involved with the Rotary Club of Terrell, the Kaufman Lions Club, the Charter Revision Committee for the City of Terrell, the Terrell Alliance for Education and the Arts, the Kaufman County Historical Commission, and the Ethics Committee at Terrell State Hospital.
He is registered as a Republican.
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