Texas Legal Overview: Midland
The Midland metropolitan area in Texas is defined by the Census Bureau as covering Midland County. The Midland, TX MSA is a part of the larger Midland-Odessa, TX CSA or combined statistical area. This CSA additionally includes the Odessa, TX MSA, which covers Ector County. Midland County has five district courts located in the city of Midland, of which four (142nd, 441st, 238th, and 385th) are the main trial courts with general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases. The 318th District Court is a family court.
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Trending Legal Topics: The Eleventh Court of Appeals in Eastland, TX has appellate jurisdiction over trial court verdicts coming from the district and county courts in Midland County. The last appeal will be either to the Texas Supreme Court for civil cases, or to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Federal cases in Midland County got to the Midland-Odessa Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.