Judge Steven Jumes grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Boswell High School in 1990. He went on to graduate with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Judge Jumes then attended the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, he served the public as an intern for the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Child Support Division and was the lead prosecutor in 10 trials as an intern for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
After law school, Judge Jumes began a 25-year career as an attorney practicing criminal law for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office. He has successfully prosecuted the worst level of offenders in Tarrant County, including attaining trial convictions against capital murderers, murderers, child rapists, armed robbers, other serious offenders, international fraudsters, and bank robbers. He also spearheaded an operation that resulted in the recovery of more than $10 million in stolen taxpayer funds.
In 1997, he married the love of his life, Debrah, with whom he shares two beautiful daughters, ages 20 and 23. In August of this year he and Debrah celebrated their 25th anniversary.
In 2002, Judge Jumes attained the highest level of specialization in Texas criminal practice, otherwise known as attaining Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Judge Jumes has appeared in multiple interviews in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, NBC5, WFAA Channel 8, and CBS11. He also presented training lectures for attorneys as well as testified in federal court as an expert in prosecutorial ethics.
After being selected by the Tarrant County Republican Executive Committee to be the Republican nominee for the 485th District Court, he was honored by Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment to serve as the Inaugural Judge of that court. He now serves as the judge of that court handling all levels of felony cases in Tarrant County.
Judge Jumes served as an election clerk 4 times and as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He would be honored to continue to serve the people of Tarrant County as the Judge of the 485th District Court.