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Biographical Sketch 

Albert M. McCaig, Jr. (Buddy)

Judge McCaig is a graduate of Waller High School, Sam Houston State University and South Texas College of Law.  He and his wife, Kitty, have been married since July 31, 1971.  They have two children, Amanda and Donald, both honors graduates of Waller High School and now making their own way in life.
Prior to assuming the bench, Judge McCaig was an active civic leader in the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary Club, County Fair Association, FFA, Waller ISD Education Foundation and a 4-year member of the Waller ISD School Board.  The McCaig family attends Waller Baptist Church.

In 2016, Judge McCaig was inducted into the inaugural class of the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame. One of just 326 inductees out of over 650,000 commissioned officers from Army ROTC over its 100 year history, Judge McCaig joined the ranks of those being recognized for significant contributions to the Army, to their communities, and the nation. Judge McCaig's nomination was sponsored by the Military Science Department at Sam Houston State University, where Judge McCaig serves on the Board of Directors of the Military Science Alumni Club.

Judge McCaig was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Service Award by Sam Houston State University, recognized as having provided outstanding service to the larger community, exemplifying the University's motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service."
Appointed as Judge of the 506th Judicial District Court, Judge McCaig took office in October, 2007.  Judge McCaig's main office is in the Waller County Courthouse, with secondary facilities in the Grimes County Courthouse.  Judge McCaig serves both Waller County and Grimes County in his district.

Additional Information


Waller High School, 1968

Sam Houston State University, 1972

South Texas College of Law, 1978

General law practice including commercial litigation, personal injury, real estate, property law, business law, elder law and mediation.  Mediation qualification was through the Attorney Mediators Institute.

Assistant district attorney and special prosecutor in Waller County taking on several highly publicized cases of fraud, financial wrongdoing, voter misconduct and theft in a public institution.

Served a term as a director of the General Practice, Small Firm and Solo Practice Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Qualified for prosecution and defense of capital murder cases for over 12-years. Tried dozens of cases to juries and hundreds of trials and contested matters to judges; including both civil and criminal cases.

Commissioned as an Armor Officer in the United States Army in 1972

Served over 10 years on active duty over two stints; almost 14 years with Army Reserves and Texas Army National Guard

Commanded a tank company in Europe in the mid-1980's; many other command and staff positions

Retired as a Major in 1995 
U.S. Army National ROTC Hall of Fame Inductee, 2016