About the Judge
Decades of Legal Service
Judge Ken Molberg is an award-winning jurist whose legal career in North Texas spans four decades, with extensive experience in local, state and federal trial courts. He is currently Presiding Judge of the 95th Civil District Court, in his second term, and he is seeking re-election in 2016.
Before being elected in 2008, Judge Molberg was in practice for more than 30 years, and he was a 27-year partner at Wilson, Williams & Molberg, P.C. As an attorney, Judge Molberg was a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, numerous U.S. District Courts and all courts in Texas, including the Texas Supreme Court, where he has appeared for oral argument several times.
Judge Molberg's skills were honored in 2011 when he was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Dallas-area chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization that works to elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, provides continuing education and training for lawyers, and works for the preservation of the right to trial by jury in America's justice system.
Judge Molberg is a founder and former president of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association. He has a long history of involvement with many legal associations, including the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, where he served as a past director, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He has served as one of six members of the U.S. Fifth Circuit District Judges' Advisory Committee on Pattern Jury Charges in Employment Litigation and he is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. For the past five years, Judge Molberg has served as a member of the State Bar’s Pattern Jury Charge Committee, and he is a member of several local Bar Association committees. He is a frequent lecturer at educational seminars.
For more than 20 years, Judge Molberg was listed in the book "The Best Lawyers in America," and he has been recognized as a top attorney by D Magazine and as a "super lawyer" numerous times by Texas Monthly. He is a graduate of SMU Law School, where he served as managing editor of what is now the SMU Law Review.
Lifelong Commitment to the Democratic Party
Throughout his life, Judge Molberg has been a steadfast supporter of the Democratic Party. This includes many years of service on the State Democratic Executive Committee and prior service as Chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party, a position to which Dallas County voters elected him on the three occasions he sought the office.
In 2000 and 2004, Ken served as chair of the Texas Democratic Party's National Delegate Selection Committee and for many years he served as General Counsel to the Dallas County Democratic Party.
Longtime Dallas County Resident
Judge Molberg was raised in rural Texas before moving to Dallas, where he has resided for many years. Judge Molberg and his wife Linda, a registered nurse, have been married for more than 30 years, and they have four children.