In this section
The Honorable Selina Mireles
Associate Judge, 4th and 5th Administrative Judicial Regions Child Protection Court
The Honorable Selina Mireles is the Associate Judge of the Child Protection Court for Webb, Zapata, Duval and Jim Hogg counties. She also presides over the Webb County Family Drug Treatment Court for parties who have pending child protection cases. The Webb County Family Drug Treatment Court is a drug court that uses TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) methods for parents and children to provide a greater chance of family reunification and build stronger and healthier family units.
Judge Mireles received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law where she was an active member of the Chicano Hispanic Law Students Association and the Children’s Rights Clinic. Judge Mireles also received a certification in mediation from the University School of Law Center of Public Policy Dispute Resolution.
Judge Mireles practiced fifteen years in the areas of family law, civil litigation (including a focus on medical malpractice), juvenile and adult criminal law, probate and guardianship law, and child protective services cases representing children, parents and intervenors.
Judge Mireles is a member of the Laredo-Webb County Bar Association and the Laredo Women’s Bar Association.
Prior to her judicial appointment in 2015, Judge Mireles served as a member of the Steering Committee for Laredo CASA / Voz De Ninos and also served as a Panel Chair of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, Region 12.
In addition to her legal service, Judge Mireles has been active in her community by serving as an Ad Hoc Committee Member which raised funds to build a new girl scout house in order to avoid the shut down of this organization in Laredo. She has volunteered and served as a Service Unit Co-Manager and Daisy Program Level Consultant for the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas in Laredo and also as a girl scout troop leader for 11 years to forty girl scouts. She has also served as a Religious Committee Member for all Girl Scouts and was named by Bishop Tamayo as the Girl Scout Chair of Catholic Committee on Scouting.