Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Bert Richardson (R)

B.S., Brigham Young University; J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Richardson was previously a visiting senior judge in Texas and an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law.

  • In 2014, he was tapped to be presiding judge to oversee the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted on one count of abuse of official capacity and one count of coercion of a public official. The charges stemmed from Perry’s threat to veto state funding after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to quit after her drunken driving arrest. 

  • Richardson works as a freelance photographer for Texas Runner & Triathlete magazine.  

  • In 1999, he was appointed by former Texas Gov. George W. Bush to be the presiding judge for the newly created 379th state district court in San Antonio. He was successfully re-elected, but defeated in 2008. 

  • His wife, Terri, is the senior benefits manager for the San Antonio Water System Fellows program.


  • Residential property in San Antonio valued at $367,980