Judge Reece Rondon was first appointed to the bench in October 2003 and has presided over the 234th District Court since March 2005. Since becoming a judge, he has presided over more than 100 jury trials and his decisions are affirmed on the merits by the courts of appeals on a regular basis. In 2009, he was honored by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court by being asked to sit on a Texas Court of Appeals to decide one appeal. In the 2010 Judicial Qualification Poll* conducted by the Houston Bar Association, Judge Rondon received a positive approval rating of over 86%. Reece has continued to enjoy strong support from the bar as well as Houston business and professional organizations.
Before his appointment, Reece had a broad legal practice, working at both Andrews Kurth LLP in their litigation and corporate/securities sections, as well as the law department of Reliant Energy. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education conferences and has spoken for the American Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association and Houston Bar Association. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center since 2008, where he teaches Trial Advocacy.
Reece attended the University of Houston, graduating with honors in both accounting and law. In his undergraduate years, he earned an academic scholarship in the Honors College. In law school, he was an editor of the Houston Law Review, graduating in the top fifteen percent of his class.
Reece serves on the Boards of Directors of Bo's Place, Career and Recovery Resources, Inc., and the University of Houston Alumni Association where he serves as incoming Chair. He is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on its Directions and Assistance Committee. In 2007, he was named one of the Five Outstanding Young Houstonians by the Houston Jaycees, and one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans by the Texas Jaycees. He is a first generation American and grew up in Southwest Houston. Reece and his wife, Andria, live in the Memorial Heights area and are active members of Second Baptist Church where Reece is an assistant deacon and volunteers with teenagers in the Junior High and High School Ministries.