Over the years, I have demonstrated that I have moral courage and make decisions based on facts and justice regardless of the political consequences. My patience and listening skills convey to litigants that I care about their cases and that their concerns are not taken lightly. My work ethic, integrity, and honesty are above reproach.
A Message from Judge Mary Roman
As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance of our courts in assuring the victims of crime that our system works.
Our judicial system must be fair, but it also must deliver justice to all. Our great court system is based on the government having the burden of proof to find someone guilty, but it also is based on the knowledge that those who commit crimes will be held accountable for breaking the law.
I began my legal career as a Bexar County Assistant District Attorney and earned a promotion to Chief of the Family Violence Unit. My staff of 25 achieved 17 life sentences and more than doubled the number of protective orders for women.
Since my election as Judge of the 175th District Court, I have established a reputation as a judge who listens to all of the parties without prejudging their case, and who makes decisions based on all of the facts presented. I treat everyone who comes into the court with courtesy and respect.
I also believe in staying involved with our community and making it a better place. I have worked with many domestic violence advocates to find solutions to and increase awareness of domestic violence. My passion regarding this issue moved me to play an active role in organizations dedicated to reducing family violence, including the Battered Women’s Shelter, P.E.A.C.E. (Putting an End to Abuse through Community Efforts) and the Family Services Association.
My understanding of the challenges many people face gives me opportunities to share with Hispanic women and children the story of my struggle to get an education, how I succeeded and how I wish to encourage those seeking higher education on a limited budget.
When I finished my undergraduate degree at UTSA, I was a single mother of four children and past 30, but ready to pursue the legal career I had wanted since childhood. As a little girl, I did not think it was possible to get to where I am today, but with dedication I became Bexar County’s first Hispanic female elected to a state district court in a countywide race.
I later became Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and am a member of the Texas Bar College, which requires a minimum of 30 hours per year of continuing legal education.
As much as I believe in hard work, I also cherish time with my husband, my four grown children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Legal issues that affect children are especially important to me, and my family has only made those issues even more relevant.
By re-electing me, you will be keeping a judge with the experience and understanding of the law and our community that we need in Bexar County.
Judge Mary Roman