Randi Hartin was elected as Judge of County Criminal Court Six (CCC6) in November 2022. In 2023, CCC6 transitioned from a general misdemeanor court into the second misdemeanor domestic violence court in Tarrant County. CCC6 hears half of the county's non-felony domestic violence cases, including assaults, violations of protective orders and terroristic threats as well as other misdemeanors, such as DWIs, thefts and drug cases. Since taking office, Judge Hartin has worked to reduce case backlog. With the help of her incredible team, Hartin was able to reduce settable cases by 25% - over 300 cases in her first month on the bench.
Judge Hartin knows what it means to serve in this community. A lifelong Texan who has lived in Tarrant County for more than 25 years, she has forged successful careers in education and law through hard work and a commitment to integrity - both in the classroom and the courtroom.
A graduate of the University of North Texas, she began her career in the Arlington and Mansfield school districts. After several years in public education, she felt driven by a calling to serve others through jurisprudence.
After attending Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Hartin joined the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor, trying a wide range of criminal cases and dedicating much of her time to fighting for the victims of domestic violence, both at the misdemeanor and felony levels. She later went on to practice criminal defense and family law, assisting men and women in navigating the legal system and obtaining help through programs established to combat domestic violence and break the cycle once and for all. Hartin's handling of thousands of criminal cases as both a former prosecutor and defense attorney gave her the significant benefit of analyzing cases from multiple perspectives and resulted in a reputation for objectivity and common sense in the courtroom.
Since taking office, Judge Hartin has worked tirelessly to ensure an efficient and fair courtroom for all parties. In addition to her regular docket, she oversees the Domestic Violence Diversion Program as well as the Youth Offender Diversion Alternative program (YODA), both established to prevent recidivism of domestic violence in Tarrant County.
Judge Hartin is a member of both the Tarrant County Bar Association and was previously named a Top Criminal Law Attorney. She is the proud mother of one daughter attending college and an active member of various local Republican clubs, the Treasurer for the Republican Women of Arlington and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.