Hon. Rob Hofmann, Judge of the 452nd District Court; Senior Jurist in Residence
Rob Hofmann began his career of public service for the State of Texas in 1996, having recently begun a fourth term as judge of the 452nd Judicial District in five Hill Country counties. In 2018, Judge Hofmann was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve as Jurist in Residence for the Children’s Commission and then as Senior Jurist in 2021. He currently serves as President-Elect of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Directors. He has served Texas as judicial representative at several national summits as well as current membership on the National Center for State Courts’ Rural Justice Collaborative Advisory Council. He received the 2018 Texas CASA Judicial Innovation and Leadership Award and well as the 2020 Education Reach for Texans John Emerson Award for his leadership in improving educational outcomes foster care alumni. Judge Hofmann speaks often and works on numerous projects related to improving the child welfare system. He was one of four committee chairs for the Texas Supreme Court’s Remote Proceedings Task Force in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Lifetime Jurist for the Texas Center for the Judiciary. Judge Hofmann was the 2011 Big Voices for Little Texans Texas CASA Judge of the Year. He graduated from Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University School of Law where he received the Herschell L. Barnes Ambassador Award in 2020. He and his wife are former foster parents and have two children.