I’ve known Judge Hohengarten for about 20 years. She was a pioneer in starting a mental health docket on the misdemeanor level and seeing that defendants in her court with special needs got extra help. She has been a role model for other jurisdictions.
As a lawyer practicing criminal law for over 37 years, I regularly appear before Judge Nancy Hohengarten. She is always professional and courteous with everyone who appears before her. Her accessibility and knowledge of the law are unmatched in the courthouse. The citizens of Travis County are lucky to have her as a judge.
Judge Hohengarten has spent her entire judicial career looking out for those who can not care for themselves. Her commitment to fair treatment for the mentally ill has meant that those who traditionally are lost in the criminal justice system actually have a voice and a champion in Judge Hohengarten.