Qualifications

EMINENTLY QUALIFIED

The top criminal court of the State of Texas needs judges with top-notch experience, qualifications and values—Judge Dib Waldrip’s credentials make him top of the field.


EXPERIENCE

  • Elected Judge of the 433rd District Court of Comal County: 2007 to present
  • Elected Criminal District Attorney of Comal County: 1997 to 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney—Atascosa, Comal, Frio, Karnes, La Salle & Wilson Counties: 1993 to 1997
  • Texas Courts of Appeals—Amarillo & El Paso (Briefing Attorney & Staff Counsel): 1990 to 1993

EDUCATION                                                               

  • F.B.I. National Law Enforcement Academy
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy
  • Texas A&M University

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • United States Supreme Court
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

APPOINTMENTS

  • Governor Abbott’s Criminal Justice Division Specialty Court Grant Review Committee
  • Governor Perry’s appointment as Judge of the 433rd Judicial District Court
  • Governor Perry’s Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee to the Specialty Court Advisory Council
  • Governor Perry’s advisor to the Texas Violent Gang’s Task Force
  • Governor Bush’s nomination to attend the F.B.I. National Law Enforcement Academy
  • Governor Bush’s appointment as Criminal District Attorney of Comal County
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller’s nomination to 2017 National Judicial Leadership Conference

“I have appeared before Judge Waldrip. Each time, he was fully engaged in the arguments of counsel and delivered clear legal rulings. He has tremendous interest in the law’s development and will be a strong conservative jurist – applying the law faithfully in every case. Please join me in supporting Judge Dib Waldrip for the Court of Criminal Appeals.”

Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair of Criminal Commission of Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • President of the Texas Association of Specialty Courts
  • Judicial Fellow with the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Sustaining member of the Texas State Bar College
  • Texas Narcotics Officer’s Association Prosecutor of the Year
  • St. Mary’s Law Journal:  “What Happened?” Confronting Confrontation in the Wake of … Crawford

SPEAKER & LEGAL INSTRUCTION                             

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary
  • Texas Office of Court Administration
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • Texas Indigent Defense Commission
  • Texas Justice Court Training Center
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Probation Association
  • Texas Narcotics Officers Association
  • Texas Association of Specialty Courts

PERSONAL

  • Married to bride Grace Waldrip
  • Children—Georgeanne, John, Winston, & William
  • Oakwood Baptist Church, New Braunfels
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Texas Legislative Conference Committee
  • Advisor to New Braunfels Options for Women
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County
  • Little League & T.E.A.M. Foundation Coach
  • Young Life River Counties

LEADERSHIP

As a graduate of the Judicial Education Programs at George Mason and Northwestern Schools of Law, Judge Waldrip provides innovative leadership to the judiciary.  Judge Waldrip brought the nation’s first “client choice” indigent defense counsel program to Comal County—a free market economy option to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of appointed defense counsel.  Judge Waldrip developed the Challenge Court where justice meets treatment for those addicted to alcohol or controlled substances.  He also developed T.E.X.A.S. Court to exert “Tough Enforcement with eXtra Accountability and Sanctions” on high risk offenders.

VALUES

Judge Dib Waldrip has provided a strong leadership presence to the district court, and he looks forward to advancing the same degree of courage, integrity and vision to the highest level of the Texas judiciary.  Judge Waldrip values faith, family, and community and applies those priorities in all that he does.  Judge Waldrip believes strongly in the principle that our nation was founded by men and women who believed that God, not the government, granted all people certain inalienable rights and that it is the justice system’s responsibility, by adhering to the United States and Texas Constitutions, to preserve those God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every man, woman, and child.