Judge Gary W. Chaney was born in December of 1964. The first home he ever
lived in was in the city of Waller Texas right off of Farm to Market Road 362. He started school in Kindergarten at
Katy Elementary in Katy, Texas and graduated from Katy High School in 1983. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Business
Administration Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1987. He continued in his education by attending
the University of Houston Law School, where he graduated in 1992. He became a licensed attorney that same
year and a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) the following year.
His family has lived in the Grimes/Waller County area of Texas
since the early 1960's. He met his lovely wife Elia Chaney while practicing law in the Waller County Courthouse where
she was one of the Deputy Clerks in the District Clerk's Office. Judge Chaney and his wife Elia have been blessed with
three beautiful children.
Judge Chaney says he was fortunate to be able to practice law in a rural community because it gave him the
opportunity to handle a wide range of legal issues. During his 27 years as an attorney he dealt with all types of cases
including business law, criminal law, civil law, juvenile law and real estate law. Judge Chaney's former clients included
private individuals, counties, cities, school districts, drainage districts, and fire departments. The 506TH Judicial
District bench is a Court of General Jurisdiction which covers a wide array of both criminal and civil cases. The
fact that his former legal practice covered such a wide range of both criminal and civil issues involving so many different
types of both public and private clients has been beneficial to him in his capacity as the presiding Judge of the
506TH Judicial District.
Chaney was raised with strong Christian values that were instilled in him by both his parents and grandparents. He is
a man who believes in small town family value, strong moral character and in leading by example.
Judge Chaney's Mission is to be Fair but Firm.