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Hon. Matt Hand, Amarillo

Judge Matt Hand was elected to Potter County Court at Law #2 (Amarillo) in 2018. Prior to moving to the bench Matt was a shareholder with Brown & Fortunato, PC. His practice focused on: civil trial, oil and gas, and Personal injury litigation. He was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law in 2000. Matt received his BA-Criminal Justice (1984) and JD (1988) from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. His court’s jurisdiction includes: criminal, family, probate and juvenile cases. In January 2022 in conjunction with the 47th District Attorney’s office Matt formed and presides over the Panhandle Regional Problem Solving Court (Mental Health Court). As an Office of Court Administration authorized regional court, the PRPSC is able to provide assistance to all counties in the Panhandle. In addition to his other duties, Matt serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Center for the Judiciary, the Potter County Bail Bond Board and Potter/Armstrong County Juvenile Board. He has also served as the Administrative Judge for the Potter County Courts at Law. Matt is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the Texas Bar College.

Outside of the courthouse, Matt is an Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver recipient. He is a former Scout Master, served nearly 20 years on the board of the local Boy Scout Council and served in several vice-president positions. He is also a former board member of Center City Amarillo, The Polk Street Children’s Development Center, The Downtown Kiwanis, The Amarillo Area Young Attorneys, and The Panhandle Master Naturalists. Matt enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and fishing. Matt is married to Stacy Hand, an Assistant District Attorney for Randall County, Texas. They have two grown children.