Judge Louie Ditta

Judge Louie Ditta has served as the Presiding Judge of the Harris County Justice of the Peace Court, (Precinct 8, Place 2) since 1997 having been re-elected to four consecutive four-year terms in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Judge Ditta served as the Presiding Administrative Judge for all 16 Harris County Justice Courts from 2002-2004 and the Co-Presiding Administrative Judge from 2000-2002.

Throughout his years of service, Judge Ditta has served as a frequent speaker before numerous civic, professional and educational organizations as well as an instructor for Justices throughout the State of Texas.  He has also volunteered his time as a professional auctioneer since 1992 helping numerous non-profit organizations raise funds for worthy causes throughout Harris and Galveston County.


Sam Rayburn High School, 1982
University of Texas at Austin, BA in Economics, 1987
South Texas College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1992
Licensed to practice law by the
Supreme Court of the State of Texas, 1993

Professional Memberships

(Past and Present): State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Clear Creek Education Foundation - Board
University of Houston Clear Lake D & A Council - Board
Communities In Schools, Senior Advisory Board
Deer Park Chamber of Commerce - Board
LaPorte Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce - Board
Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce
Special Spaces, Advisory Board
Pasadena Rotary Club - Board
E.A. Smith YMCA - Board
Texas Chiropractic College - former Board of Regents
Texas Justice Court Judges Association
American Red Cross - Board
East Harris County Senior Citizens - Board
Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families


"Paul Harris Fellow" - Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
"Man of Heart" 2003
"Legacy of Leadership Award," 2005
"Lunar Rendezvous King," 2009
"Renaissance Man" - The Arts Alliance, 2010