The Hon. Ravi K. Sandill is a judge of the One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh District Court in Harris County, Texas. His current term ends in 2020, and he is running for re-election. He is the first district court judge in Texas of South Asian descent.
He earned a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001.
Sandill worked as a briefing attorney for the Hon. Murry Cohen, Senior Justice on Texass First District Court of Appeals. He then went into private practice in Houston, working as an attorney with Steele Sturm, PLLC. He focused on commercial, appellate, and trade secret litigation.
Sandill serves on the board of directors of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, the University of Houston Law Centers Alumni Association, and the American Leadership Forum. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Foundation, and the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. He is also an Alexis de Toqueville member of the United Way and a member of the advisory board of iSTEM, an educational program.
He was recognized as an Extraordinary Minority by Texas Lawyer magazine. In 2015, he received the Achievement in Public Service Award from the University of Houstons Alumni Association.
Sandill grew up on military bases throughout Texas. He currently resides in Houston, Texas. He is married and has a child. He likes tacos.
He is a Democrat.
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