The Honorable Carlos Villalon, Jr.
Associate Judge, Child Protection Court of the Rio Grande Valley

The Honorable Carlos Villalon Jr. was appointed as Associate Judge for the Child Protection Court of the Rio Grande Valley West on June 4, 2012, and serves both Hidalgo and Starr Counties. Judge Villalon earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas- Pan American in 1991; and after teaching middle school students for two years in La Joya, Texas, followed his post-graduate education at St. Mary’s University- School of Law where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1997.

His career as an attorney has spanned both the private and public sectors with an emphasis in Child Advocacy, Indigent Representation, Family Law, and Bankruptcy Law. His previous public service includes practice as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and Regional Attorney with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.