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Oscar M. Telfair III
For Judge - Fort Bend 387th District Court
I am Oscar M. Telfair III, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and a 36-year resident of Fort Bend County. Following my mother’s death at the age of 7 years old, my four sisters and I were raised by our maternal grandparents. During this time, I along with my eldest sister took the lead in assisting my grandparents to ensure my other siblings needs were met. At a young age, in order to help provide for my family I mowed lawns, delivered papers and did anything else I could to help.
Growing up I learned the importance of community from my uncle who stressed the community and civic engagement. I got involved in neighborhood improvement associations and community organizations that provided tutoring and educational assistance to youth. This continues to be a focus of mine where over the last 15 years I have been heavily involved in community development projects as well as various mentorship groups. As a member, Deacon, and Trustee Board Member of Brentwood Church, I dedicated myself to the growth of our men’s ministry in which I was given the vision and originated an annual conference called “Molding Great Minds” for men and boys which has grown to over 400 attendees over the last 6 years.
I graduated with a BBA in Accounting at Howard University and attained my J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. In 1994, I became the founding partner of The Law Office of Oscar M. Telfair III, P.C. My #1 goal is and has always been to serve my community.
I have been a practicing law attorney for 37 years. My private law practice of 29 years has included civil, criminal, commercial, probate, and family law. This affords me the confidence and experience needed to serve on the 387th District Court.
I have one son Derek and a grandson, Legend.