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Jennifer Dillingham

  • Asst. Professor and District Judge
  • Political Science, Sociology, & Geography



Jennifer Dillingham serves as the 81st Judicial District Judge which encompasses Karnes Atascosa, Wilson, Frio, and La Salle counties. Dillingham was elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.

Dillingham has practiced both civil and criminal law throughout the district, and works with the Law Office of Frank B. Suhr. She is also a mediator and Adjunct Professor at Texas Lutheran University. In addition to serving as a judge and teaching college classes, she is actively involved in her community and considers herself a public servant at heart.

She received a chemistry degree from Texas Lutheran University and Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University. Later she received a master’s degree in finance and economics from West Texas A&M.