The Fourth Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal cases

The Fourth Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in thirty-two counties of Texas:

  • all civil cases where judgment rendered exceeds $250, exclusive of interest and costs, and other civil proceedings as provided by law; and
  • all criminal cases except post-conviction writs of habeas corpus and where the death penalty has been imposed.

The Fourth Court of Appeals is comprised of seven Justices who hear cases from thirty-two counties located in South Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Those counties are:

  • Atascosa
  • Dimmit
  • Gillespie
  • Karnes
  • Kinney
  • McMullen
  • Starr
  • Webb
  • Bandera
  • Duval
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall
  • La Salle
  • Medina
  • Sutton
  • Wilson
  • Bexar
  • Edwards
  • Jim Hogg
  • Kerr
  • Mason
  • Menard
  • Uvalde
  • Zapata
  • Brooks
  • Frio
  • Jim Wells
  • Kimble
  • Maverick
  • Real
  • Val Verde
  • Zavala