Judge Wayne Christian is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Trinity University and St. Mary’s University School of Law. Following law school, Judge Christian volunteered for active duty with the U.S. Army’s 82d Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantry and Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer. Upon leaving the active army, he continued his military career as a Special Operations Legal Advisor in the U.S. Army Reserve, serving in Panama, Thailand and Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces. Retiring after 30 years of service, Colonel Christian’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and British, Thai and Canadian Parachute Badges.
First elected as a County Court at Law Judge in 1996, Judge Christian has disposed of more criminal cases, tried more jury trials and recovered more restitution for victims than any other County Court Judge in Bexar County history during his term in office.
Judge Christian is an AV-rated lawyer who has served for over 30 years as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, Criminal Justice Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Counsel and Texas State Judge. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at the San Antonio Police Academy and an Adjunct Professor of Law and Consultant for the Center For Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law.