The Honorable Scot Dollinger

189th District Court Harris County District Courts, Department Twelfth Floor, Suite 12-1


The Hon. Scot "dolli" Dollinger is a judge of the One Hundred Eighty-Ninth District Court in Harris County, Texas. His current term ends in 2022.
Dollinger attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and received a bachelors degree in speech in 1984. He graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1987, and went on to clerk in 1987-1988 for the Honorable Howell Cobb, U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of Texas.
He worked for Orgain, Bell & Tucker, Litigation Attorney, 1988-1990; Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan, Litigation Attorney, 1990-1994; Rodney D. Young Insurance Company, Litigation Attorney, 1994-1995; Scot G. Dollinger, Attorney at Law, Litigation Attorney, 1995-1996; The Klinger Law Office, Litigation Attorney, 1996-2001; and the Dollinger Law Firm, Owner and Litigation Attorney, 2002-2018.
Dollinger is admitted to all Texas state and U.S. District courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Before taking the bench, Dollinger tried over 35 trials, argued appellate cases in the 1st and 14th Court of Appeals and the Fifth Circuit. He has filed Petitions for Review with the Supreme Court of Texas and with the United States Supreme Court.
He had a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Dollinger was also a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Dollinger is married and has raised three daughters. They are donors to World Vision, Campus Crusade, Star of Hope, Child Advocates, Salvation Army, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Doctors Without Borders, Open Door Mission Foundation, and Planned Parenthood. They are members of the Praise Chapel in Webster, Texas. Dollinger likes to run half-marathons and garden. Dollinger's friends call him dolli.
Dollinger is a Democrat.

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