DON HASE FOR JUDGE  

EXPERIENCED: Don Hase is an experienced attorney, who has represented the State of Texas as a criminal prosecutor and citizens accused as a defense attorney. With extensive trial experience in felonies and misdemeanors, Don Hase is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has a command of criminal law and procedure. Less than 2% of the 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas are Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists.

CONSERVATIVE: Don Hase is running for judge because he firmly believes that Tarrant County deserves conservative judges who adhere to the written law and are responsible stewards of taxpayer money.

FISCALLY-RESPONSIBLE: Don Hase believes that criminal defendants should only receive taxpayer-provided lawyers after they are actually screened by a Tarrant County Financial Information Officer and a county magistrate determines that the person actually qualifies as indigent under the law and is eligible for an appointed attorney.

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  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Former Tarrant County Prosecutor
  • Appointed by Governor and Confirmed by Senate to State Commission
  • Over 20 years of service to the public as Chair of Fort Worth Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Recipient of statewide award for efforts to improve the criminal justice system
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2009-2013
  • Past President of Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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To watch a video of all three candidates at the CCC1 Judicial Forum, click here.

ENDORSEMENTS

Thanks to the good people you see pictured below. Please click on each photo to read what they have to say about this campaign for County Criminal Court Number One.

David L. Cook

Dear Tarrant County Voters: I have studied the three candidates running to be the next judge of County Criminal Court Number One and I believe that Don Hase is clearly the best choice. He is a former Tarrant County prosecutor and is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He is a past president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and also serves as Chair of the Texas Supreme Court's Fort Worth Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee. He and I are both members of the Arlington Bar Association. I know and respect his opponent Judge Everett Young, who has been a good (Republican) felony court judge for many years, but I do not agree with his decision to step down to a misdemeanor bench and I know many have expressed concerns about the taxpayer costs for Judge Young drawing two retirements (Judge Young is fully vested in the State of Texas retirement plan and if elected, then would start accruing retirement from Tarrant County plan). I also do not want the voters to be confused about Don’s other opponent: David E. Cook, who is from Bedford. Although, David and I have the same first and last names and are both attorneys, I am not supportive of him in this race. I strongly believe that Don Hase is the most qualified candidate in this race and would urge all Tarrant County voters to give your utmost consideration for Don Hase for CCC #1.

Mike Patterson

I have known Don Hase for many years. We used to be next door neighbors in the same office building that he and his law partners moved into when they left the DA's Office. Don is still in the same office building practicing criminal law. I also served with him on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. I wholeheartedly endorse him to be the next Judge of County Criminal Court Number One. He is the only Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and former Tarrant County prosecutor in this race. He is a public service oriented person and is by far the best choice to be the judge of this court. I ask everyone to join with me in voting for Don.

Richard Roper

I have known Don Hase since we were in the same patrol in Troop 50 of the Boy Scouts, where we both achieved the rank of Eagle. Over the years, our paths have crossed many times, beginning with Wedgwood Middle School, Southwest High School and Texas Tech Law School. We served together as Assistant District Attorneys under Tim Curry and at one time we prosecuted in the same court. I know that Don has the highest ethical standards and will do a great job as the next judge of County Criminal Court Number One.