Wintters announces candidacy for VZC Court at Law

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On Nov. 20, local attorney Joshua Wintters formally filed paperwork seeking election as Judge of the Van Zandt County Court at Law in the upcoming March Republican primary.

The Van Zandt County Court at Law is a “general jurisdiction” court created by statute approximately eight years ago to resolve misdemeanor criminal cases, appeals from municipal and justice courts, and civil claims under $200,000. The court was also created to relieve the burden and caseload on our District Court regarding family law matters (divorce, child custody/support, etc.) and felony criminal cases, as well as, juvenile and guardianship matters from the County Court.

Wintters contends that his education and specialized experience in these fields make him uniquely qualified to head this court.

Joshua earned Business Administration degrees from Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler, where he received numerous honors and academic accolades. Through determination and a strong work ethic, he was admitted to Baylor Law School at age 19 and completed his studies at Baylor by age 21, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree. His legal career began while at Baylor through employment with Brazos Higher Education Authority and the Watson Law Firm where he maintained a dual practice as an Associate General Counsel for the student loan servicing company and as a general litigation attorney. Upon his return home to East Texas in 2001, Joshua established a successful private practice, having since resolved several thousand criminal and family law matters including countless criminal cases from traffic ticket level misdemeanors to First Degree Enhanced Felonies (25 years’ confinement to 99 years or life), as well as, many complex and challenging civil and family cases by jury trial. In addition to his private practice, Joshua currently serves as City Prosecutor for Canton, Edgewood and Wills Point.

Outside of his professional obligations, Joshua serves or has served as an officer within numerous local charitable and service organizations, including the Canton Rotary Club, the Canton Lions Club, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Van Zandt County Long Term Recovery Group, Castillian Masonic Lodge and the Van Zandt County Republican Club. “My heart is and always has been one dedicated to service,” Wintters said in his public announcement for office. “I look forward to this opportunity to serve you and the county I call home. “

Joshua lives in the Edom community with his wife, Ashley and three children, Garrett, Allyssa, and Elliott.

Joshua Wintters, Candidate for Judge, Van Zandt County Court at Law

Michael Murdock, Treasurer

Post Office Box 853

Canton, Texas 75103

903-287-0853