The Hon. Christine Weems is a judge of the Two Hundred Eighty-First District Court in Harris County, Texas. She assumed office on January 1, 2019 and her term ends in 2022. Weems is one of the first two Vietnamese people elected to the bench
Weems attended the University of Texas at Austin and was involved in its mock trial program, the girl scouts (she was a Girl Scout Leader), and a pre-law fraternity. At South Texas College of Law, she was a varsity mock trial advocate (and a member of the Order of the Barristers). In New York City, she was a member of the adjunct faculty at St. John's University School of Law, and currently is a coach for the ADR program at University of Houston Law Center.
Weems is a board certified trial attorney with experience representing individuals and multinational corporations. She represented plaintiffs in everything from medical malpractice to automobile accidents to mass tort litigation. Weems is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. She also has experience in commercial and residential first party bad faith insurance claims resulting from property and casualty losses.
Weems' parents fled Vietnam at the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. Her father was a physician and her mother managed his medical practice. Weems is married to a playwright and has three children.
In her spare time, Weems is involved in the Houston theatre community and is a founding member of Cone Man Running Productions, 2017 winner of Houston Press' Mastermind Award for their contributions to Houston culture.
Weems is a Democrat.
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