315th Juvenile Court

1200 Congress, 7th Floor Houston, Texas 77002

Judge Leah Shapiro


Elected Term:

  • 2018-2022, defeating incumbent Mike Schneider


  • Bachelor’s in Philosophy New York University 2002
  • Juris Doctor St. Mary’s University 2006

Previous Experience:

  • Assistant District Attorney 2018-2019
  • Assistant Public Defender, Juvenile Division, Know Your Rights Coordinator and GIRLS Court Attorney (Human Trafficking Court) 2011-2018

Associate Judge Dena Fisher

Previous Experience:

  • Private Practice: Criminal Defense
  • 313th District Court’s Gang Court Program
  • 315th District Court’s CARE Court Program
  • Guardian Ad Litem for CPS cases
  • Juvenile Probation Officer in Harris County 13 years
  • Assistant District Attorney


  • Supervising Attorney for the JCAP Juvenile Representation Clinic
  • HBA Committee Juvenile Law Section
  • HBA Committee Juvenile Consequences Partnership Program
  • HBA Committee Communities in Schools Program
  • Texas Bar Association juvenile Law Section
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Steering Committee for Harris County Youth Collective

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(281) 810-9760


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