Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Kenneth S. Cannata as judge of the 458th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.
Cannata, of Richmond, has served as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 in Fort Bend County for the past 11 years. He is a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and the State Bar of Texas and its Justice of the Peace Section.
Additionally, he is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law. He is a volunteer for the West Fort Bend Women’s Charity and has previously served as a member of the board of directors and president of the Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center. Cannata received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from South Texas College of Law.