Judge Slagle’s Background
Judge Randall Slagle is your Travis County Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2, serving northern Travis County. Judge Slagle was born and raised in Austin, Texas, spending most of his life living in Precinct 2. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management. After college, Judge Slagle attended law school at South Texas College of Law, and became licensed to practice law in Texas in 2006.
After law school, Judge Slagle was hired as an Assistant Travis County Attorney, where he handled all levels of misdemeanor crimes. Spending a large portion of his early legal career prosecuting cases in each of the Travis County Justice Courts gave Judge Slagle a great understanding of how JP Courts work, and how everyday citizens are more likely to have dealings in the JP Court system than anywhere else. While working at the Travis County Attorney’s Office, Judge Slagle served as the Chief Prosecutor over every Travis County Criminal Court At Law, including Travis County’s Domestic Violence Court. Judge Slagle supervised and trained numerous attorneys and law students while working in that capacity. In 2008, Judge Slagle served as an Assistant Travis County District Attorney handling all levels of felony offenses in Travis County, Texas. He later served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Maui County, Hawaii, where he was assigned to the Felony Violent Crimes Division. Handling a wide variety of cases at each of his past positions has truly made Judge Slagle a better lawyer and judge. He has learned that no two cases are the same, and in his previous career, he learned that the duty of a prosecutor is not to seek convictions, but to see that justice is done. Judge Slagle currently serves as Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, in one of the largest and busiest Justice Courts in the state of Texas, where his duties include presiding over both civil and criminal matters.
Judge Slagle routinely guest lectures at the University of Texas Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, teaching valuable lessons to law students interested in practicing criminal defense law.
Outside of work, Judge Slagle spends the majority of his time with his wife and son. He and his wife, Kendall, met while taking a class together at the University of Texas. Their son, Trey, is their first child and they feel extremely blessed to have him in their lives.
Admitted to Practice Law in:
The United States Supreme Court
The State of Texas
The State of Hawaii
Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Elected to office on November 4, 2014
Travis County Attorney’s Office
Chief Prosecutor for Domestic Violence Crimes
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Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney assigned to Felony Trial Court & Special Prosecution Division
County of Maui, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney assigned to Felony Violent Crimes Division
College of the State Bar of Texas
• An honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas
• The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas
Texas Justice Court Judges Association