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JUDGE JON N. WISSER
Senior District Court Judge
Travis County, Texas

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin B.A.
University of Texas School of Law J.D.
National Judicial College Graduate

MILITARY SERVICE

ROTC commissioned as 2nd Lt. In US Army Assignments:

2nd Armored Division, Ft. Hood, Tx.
1st Infantry Division, Lai Khe, Vietnam
Retired from army as a captain

FAMILY

University of Texas at Austin B.A.
Wife Eva is an attorney and Past President of Balcones Hill’s Women’s Cluband Past President of We Care Austin and on the board of directors of the Jester Homeowners

Legal Work

Criminal Prosecutor for Travis County 1972-75
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Travis County, 1975-77
Part-time Private Law Practice 1972-77
Judge, County Court-at-Law, Travis County, 1977-82
Judge, District Court of Travis County, 1982-present
Travis County Bail Bond Board, Chairman, 1977-present
Travis County Juvenile Board, 1982-present
Former Administrative Judge for Travis County Criminal Courts
District Courts’ Representative on Community Justice Council
Criminal District Court’s Member of Jail Overcrowding Task Force

CURRENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Founder Lions Club, Past President
Jester Estates Homeowners Association
South Austin Civic Club, Past President
Austin Runner’s Club
YMCA of Austin

JUDICIAL RECORD

Judge Wisser is the senior criminal judge in Travis County. He has served in the criminal justice system of the county for the past 33 years; 30 years as a judge.When Judge Wisser served as a Justice of the Peace, a study revealed that his court was the most efficient of all the county’s justice courts.During the five years he served as a judge of a county court-at-law, Judge Wisser tried more cases, both civil and criminal, than any judge in the county.

NOTEWORTHY CONTRIBUTIONS TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Designed and implemented felony court-appointed attorney system in Travis County
Designed and established Drug Diversion Court (SHORT Program)
Designed and established Child Abuse Impact Court Program
Assisted in establishing Probation’s Department Alcohol Treatment Program (SMART)
Established Criminal Court’s Administration Office
Created Travis County’s Criminal Magistrate Court