Justice And Equality for All

My name is Amber Givens, and I am your Presiding Judge of the 282nd Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas. Since being elected to serve in 2014, I have been a leader pushing for Criminal Justice Reform, held seminars to educate underserved communities about the Criminal Justice System, and also created programs to reduce recidivism; all while aggressively working to ensure that the rights of the victims and those accused are simultaneously protected. Vote for Amber Givens (second on the ballot) for the 282nd Judicial District Court on Tuesday, March 1st in the Democratic Primary. Thank you for your continued support on our journey to provide Equal Justice for ALL in Dallas County!- Amber Givens

Presiding Judge
282nd Judicial District Court
Dallas County, TX

Democratic Primary
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Dallas County Voting Locations



about judge givens

Judge Amber Givens is a dedicated public servant. She currently presides over the 282nd Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas. Before taking office on January 1, 2015, Judge Givens served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York and Texas for eight years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University and earned a Juris Doctor Degree from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Judge Givens believes that everyone is entitled to a just and fair system; which is evidenced by the two programs she has implemented since taking the bench. Both the Word of Mouth series and Empowerment Program have been featured on KDFW Fox4. The Word of Mouth series gives the public access to the inner workings of the criminal justice system and demystifies the system. The Empowerment Program is designed to equip probationers with the necessary support and life skills to successfully complete probation.

Judge Givens' public service extends beyond the courtroom as she serves on the Advisory Board of the Oak Cliff Boys and Girls Club, the Dallas County Juvenile Board, and the Advisory Board of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association amongst other organizations. In 2015, she was elected as a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow. Each year the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas. Most recently, Judge Givens was awarded the honor of being selected as the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Outstanding Mentor for 2020-2021.

Judge Givens is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. [Alpha Xi Omega Chapter] and Concord Church.



  • Presiding Judge, 282nd Judicial District Court (2015-Present)
  • Former Assistant District Attorney
  • Former Defense Attorney
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Texas
  • Licensed to Practice Law in New York
  • Public Speaker, Local and National Conferences
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Tuskegee University, B.A. Political Science


  • Created 1st Legal Representation Anti-Discrimination Clause in the United States
  • Founder, Empowerment Program
  • Founder Word of Mouth Series
  • Founder, Pipeline To Possibilities
  • Board Member, Texas Appleseed
  • Board Member, Tyler Street Christian Academy
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Member, Concord Church
  • Alumni, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps


  • 2021 Outstanding Mentor, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • 2021 Citizens of the Year, Theta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • 2020 Phenomenal Sister Award, Dallas Women’s Initiative
  • 2020 Honoree, National Council of Negro Women
  • 2019 Empowered to Serve Award, DeDe McGuire Foundation
  • 2018 Boss Woman of The Year,  Boss Women Who Brunch
  • 2017 Unity Award, City of Dallas
  • 2016 Top 25 Women of Dallas, Rolling Out Magazine
  • 2015 Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • 2014 Top 40 Under 40, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

empowerment program

Video courtesy of FOX4-NEWS


Video courtesy of FOX4-NEWS

pipeline to possibilities

Video courtesy of WFAA-8

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