"I have worked hard to earn the respect and trust of the public. I ask for your prayers for my family and myself."

Judge John A. Longoria

Proven Experience - Over 42 years of trial experience, Judge Longoria KNOWS the law.

Dedicated Service - Judge Longoria has served in various elected and appointed public offices for over 26 years.

Commitment to Community - Born in Elmendorf, TX, Judge Longoria has been an active member of the Bexar County community his entire life. He is the only County Court at Law Judge to have been born, raised and who continues to live in the south side of Bexar County.

"...No one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom... we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide."

Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan

My Values 

  • God
  • Family
  • Community
  • Personal Integrity
  • Service above self
  • Humility
  • Compassion
  • Justice
Education
  • Central Catholic High School Class of 1963
  • B.A. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from St. Mary's University in 1967
  • J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1973

Military Service
  • Captain in the US Army Reserve, honorably discharged

Career
  •     1988-2015: Solo practitioner, Law Office of John A. Longoria
  •     1987-1988: Partner, Mendelsohn, Heidelberg, Longoria & Beer, Inc.
  •     1974-1987: Attorney in private practice.

The cornerstone of the Bexar County Justice Center bears the name of Judge Longoria.

PAST PUBLIC SERVICE

Alamo Community College District
    Bond Oversight Committee
    2 February, 2006 to December 2008

Emergency Justice Of The Peace
    Bexar County Precinct 1, Pl 3.
    8 May 2007 To 4 September 2007

Texas State Representative, District 117
    State Legislative Committee on State Affairs
    State Legislative Committee on Public Health
    State Legislative Committee on Corrections
    State Legislative Committee on County Affairs
    State Legislative Committee on Recreational Resources
    January 1993 --January, 2003

Bexar County Commissioner's Court
    County Judge
    January 16, 1991 To December 1992
    County Commissioner - Precinct One
    January 27, 1984 To January16, 1991

Via Metropolitan Transit Authority
    Board of Trustees
    1980 Through 1983


PAST PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, San Antonio Bar Association
Member, Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio         
Member, San Antonio Trial Lawyers
Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors
Member, San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section

"Fairness is what justice really is."

Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart

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CIVIC-COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

A Founding Member, San Antonio World Affairs Council

Board Member Metropolitan Planning Organization
Board Member Southwest General Hospital
Board Member San Antonio Children’s Shelter
Board Member and President, St. Leo the Great Elementary Catholic School
Board of Directors, Alamo Area Council of Girl Scouts
Board of Directors, Youth Alternatives, Inc.
Board of Directors, Catholic Family & Children’s Services
Board of Directors, Southside Neighborhood Assistance Corporation (Community Action Program)
Member, San Antonio Task Force on Energy
Member, AACOG 208 Planning Committee
Member, Board of Directors, South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Member-South San Antonio Chamber of commerce
Vice President, St. Leo Parish Council, Eight (8) years
Member, St. Leonard’s Catholic Church Committee on Finance, Buildings & Grounds
Instructor, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), St. Leo and St. Leonard Catholic Churches, twenty-nine (29) years
Member, LEESA Bilingual Advisory Committee (Harlandale Independent School District)
Vice Chairman & Member, AACOG Executive Committee
Vice Chairman, Bexar County Facilities Corporation, five (5) years
Co-Chairman, City/County Cooperation Committee, three (3) years
Member, Community Action Advisory Board, two (2) years
Member, Literacy Board of San Antonio
Member, Private Industry Council/Local Elected Officials, four (4) years
Vice-Chairman, Bexar County Local Development Corporation
Chairman, Bexar County Local Development Corporation
Member, VIA Local Public Officials Review Board, five (5) years
Chairman, Bexar County Housing Finance Corporation
Chairman, Bexar County Health Facilities Development Corporation
Member, VIA Local Government Approval Committee
Member, Metropolitan Planning Organization
Member, Bexar County Salary Grievance Committee
Member, Alamo Manpower Consortium
Member, Bexar County Bail Bond Board
Alamo Community College District Bond Oversight Committee Summer 2005                    
Alamo Community College District Community Bond Committee            
Bexar County Elected Officials Salary 2000 THRU 2008  (Chairman 2004 & 2008)
Advisory Board San Antonio Birth Doulas    South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce