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Meet Tim

A fifth-generation Texan and lifelong resident of the DFW area, Tim O’Hare has devoted his career to improving our community: advocating for the safety and economic growth of cities, mentoring local youth, helping elect leaders who stand for conservative principles, and building a strong future for Tarrant County and all of North Texas. 

A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance, Tim went on to earn his law degree from the SMU School of Law. In addition to his extensive community service, he has spent the last 25 years building a successful legal practice and real estate investment company. Tim founded his own law firm in 2001, serving clients across the DFW area. Since that time, he has been named an AV/Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney rating service. He has earned the title of "Texas Super Lawyer" nine consecutive years, and has been named one of the top lawyers in Texas Monthly numerous times.


Deeply committed to his community, Tim had a strong desire to serve his neighbors on an even more impactful level. He became a City Councilman in Farmers Branch for three years, before serving as Mayor from 2008 to 2011. During his two terms in office, he spearheaded reductions in government spending that resulted in millions of dollars of annual taxpayer savings and reduced the city's unfunded pension liability by almost $20 million… all while keeping the city’s $90 million budget balanced. 

In Tarrant County, he has consistently proven that he is a strong leader in uncertain times. He has played a critical role in electing honest, consistent and reliable leaders across Tarrant County since 2016. Tim understands that for individuals and families to flourish, more money needs to be in their pockets—not in the hands of government.

Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Tim has demonstrated leadership on many other fronts, as well. In 2013, Tim was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Dental Examiners to help clean up Medicaid fraud in the dental industry. In 2018, Sheriff Bill Waybourn appointed him Chairman of the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission. He formerly served on the National Board of Directors for the Christian Legal Society (CLS) and their Center for Religious Freedom Committee, where he started a high school outreach/mentoring program in an inner-city high school.


Tim and his wife Christen live in Southlake, where he coaches his daughters in Youth Rec sports. They are the proud parents of four beautiful little girls and are members of First Baptist Grapevine, where he is a Deacon. Together, Tim and Christen have served as Sunday School teachers and in the Children's Ministry for over thirteen years.

Tim was elected Tarrant County Judge on November 8, 2022 and took the Oath of Office on January 1, 2023.

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Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Appointed Chairman of Tarrant County Civil Service Commission by Sheriff Bill Waybourn, 2018-2022

  • Republican Party of Texas Treasurer, 2020-2021

  • Founder of Southlake Families, 2020

  • Tarrant County GOP Chairman, 2016-2018

  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, 2014-2018

  • Christian Legal Society National Board of Directors, 2011-2014

  • Center for Religious Freedom Committee Member, 2011-2014

  • Mayor of Farmers Branch, 2008–2011

  • Farmers Branch City Councilman, 2005-2008

  • Farmers Branch Zoning Commissioner, 2003-2005

  • Farmers Branch Building Code Board of Appeals, 2001-2003

  • Alliance Defending Freedom, Honor Corps Member

  • Youth Rec League Soccer coach for six years running

  • Deacon, First Baptist Church of Grapevine

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