Brad Hart grew up in the East Texas town of Athens. After graduating from Baylor University in 1993, he worked as an intern in the Henderson County District Attorney’s office and served as the county’s Teen Court Administrator.
In 1994, Brad moved to Houston to begin law school at South Texas College of Law. While at STCL, he worked with the Houston Bar Association Juvenile Justice Mock Trial Program and was a volunteer child advocate with Child Advocates, Inc.
After taking the bar exam in 1997, Brad was hired by Harris County District Attorney Johnny Holmes as a prosecutor. He served in several areas since joining the DA’s office, including Deputy Chief of the Misdemeanor Division, Justice Court Section Chief, Family Violence Division, Crimes Against Children Division, Organized Crime Unit, and in several felony district courts.
In April of 2006, Brad was promoted to Felony District Court Chief after securing the conviction of a man who shot a Houston Police officer in the face.
As a prosecutor, Brad handled thousands of cases, the majority of them felony cases. He tried over 100 jury trials, including securing trial convictions in six capital murders and obtaining one death sentence.
Brad traveled the state, teaching at Justice of the Peace conferences, and served as both a teacher and a faculty advisor for the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. Brad’s final assignment at the DA’s Office was in the Major Offenders Division.
In January of 2013, Brad Hart was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the serve as Judge of the 230th District Court.
Brad and his two children, Hunter and Savannah, are active participants of First Methodist Houston, Downtown.