443rd Judicial District Court

Approved Re-Certification Request for Court Operating Plan

(Emphasis on Additional Requirements for In-Person Proceedings)

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County


Letter Supplement to Joint COVID-19 Docket Control Plan

Plan Delineating How the Ellis County District Courts and County Courts at Law Will

Function During the Initial Stages of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

(March 18, 2020)


Governor Perry Appoints Ermatinger as Judge of 443rd Judicial District Court Friday, August 29, 2014

Governor Rick Perry has appointed Cindy Ermatinger of Midlothian as judge of the 443rd Judicial District Court in Ellis County effective September 2, 2014, for a term to expire at the next general election.

Ermatinger is an attorney, owner of The Law Offices of Cindy Ermatinger, and a former assistant district attorney for Dallas and Ellis counties, where she specialized in juvenile delinquency, child abuse and family violence prosecutions. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Ellis County Bar Association, Ellis County Defense Bar Association, Trial Lawyers College, and Texas and Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers associations. She is an associate board member of the Midlothian Education Foundation and a graduate of the Midlothian and Waxahachie Leadership Program. She is also a past defense attorney member of the Ellis County Bail Bond Board and a past member of the American Business Women’s Association and Midlothian Rotary Club.

Ermatinger received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a law degree from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.

Docket Settings:

Court Calendar

Civil Matters

Effective January 1, 2015 the division of civil matters between the 40th Judicial District Court and the 443rd Judicial District Court are by subject matter. (Written Designation and Instructions to the Ellis County District Clerk Regarding the Division of Civil Matters...)

443rd Judicial District Court - Subject Matter

Civil Forms:

Scheduling Order

Criminal Forms:

Agreed Continuance
Defense Claim for Services and Expenses (Pay sheet)
Order Granting/Denying Motion Continuance - Criminal Jury Trial Docket
Trial Setting Slip