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Oscar M. Telfair III
For Fort Bend County Court at Law No.2
I am Oscar M. Telfair III, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and a 34-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 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 importance of community and civic engagement. I got involved in neighborhood improvement associations and community organizations that provided tutoring and educational assistance. 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’ve made it a point to be involved in the men’s ministry in which I’ve created an annual conference called “Molding Great Minds” for young men which has grown to 400 men and young men of all ages over the last 3 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 service the community. My law practice includes civil, criminal, commercial, probate, and family law which affords me the confidence and experience needed to serve on the county court at law bench for civil, criminal, and probate matters.
I am a strong proponent that justice should be fair and impartial and not based on one’s race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, or economic status. Justice should not be afforded to any one community but for “All” communities. While I believe that those charged with crimes should be afforded their constitutional right to a “speedy trial,” I also believe that civil litigants should be granted access to the courthouse to resolve their disputes. Civil litigants currently have to wait long periods of time to have their cases heard at trial. As judge, I will advocate for a “more balanced” approach in which trials are heard.
My life experiences, education, strong moral character, integrity and legal training makes me qualified to serve as your next Judge of County Court At Law No. 2 of Fort Bend County, Texas.