I am Oscar M. Telfair III, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and a 34-year resident of Fort Bend County. Following my mother’s death at the age of 7 years old, my four sisters and I were raised by our maternal grandparents. During this time, I along with my eldest sister took the lead in assisting my grandparents to ensure my other siblings needs were met. At a young age in order to provide for my family I mowed lawns, delivered papers and did anything else I could to help.
Growing up I learned the importance of community from my uncle who stressed the importance of community and civic engagement. I got involved in neighborhood improvement associations and community organizations that provided tutoring and educational assistance. This continues to be a focus of mine where over the last 15 years I have been heavily involved in community development projects as well as various mentorship groups. As a member, Deacon, and Trustee Board Member of Brentwood Church, I’ve made it a point to be involved in the men’s ministry in which I’ve created an annual conference called “Molding Great Minds” for young men which has grown to 400 men and young men of all ages over the last 3 years.
I graduated with a BBA in Accounting at Howard University and attained my J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. In 1994, I became the founding partner of The Law Office of Oscar M. Telfair III, P.C. My #1 goal is and has always been to service the community. My law practice includes civil, criminal, commercial, probate, and family law which affords me the confidence and experience needed to serve on the county court at law bench for civil, criminal, and probate matters.
I am a strong proponent that justice should be fair and impartial and not based on one’s race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, or economic status. Justice should not be afforded to any one community but for “All” communities. While I believe that those charged with crimes should be afforded their constitutional right to a “speedy trial,” I also believe that civil litigants should be granted access to the courthouse to resolve their disputes. Civil litigants currently have to wait long periods of time to have their cases heard at trial. As judge, I will advocate for a “more balanced” approach in which trials are heard.
My life experiences, education, strong moral character, integrity and legal training makes me qualified to serve as your next Judge of County Court At Law No. 2 of Fort Bend County, Texas.
• Growing up Telfair was aware of the need for community and civic engagement. As a teenage he became involved in neighborhood improvement associations. For the last 15 years he has actively engaged in a community development corporation and mentorship groups, including a community organization that provides tutoring and educational assistance.
• Since March 2020, he has assisted with at least 25 food bank distributions in support of Covid-19 relief efforts in Fort Bend County. In addition, he has volunteered at Covid-19 testing sites. He continues in both efforts.
• In May 2020, in an effort to give back to his community, Telfair spearheaded the founding of a nonprofit corporation in his hometown in New Jersey that focuses on educating and empowering the community.
• Change Happens Community Development Corporation
An organization focused on revitalizing neighborhoods infected with drugs and dilapidated houses by acquiring, renovating and building new affordable rentals and housing for low to moderate income residents.
Served as Chairman for over 15 years.
• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He is a 20 year plus member that promotes “service to all mankind.”
• Telfair has been a Deacon at his Church for over 30 years. Three years ago, he was elected Church Trustee .
• He is heavily involved in the men’s ministry and envisioned the idea of a men and boy’s conference entitled, “Molding Great Minds.” In three years, the conference has grown from hosting 300 to 400 men and boys.
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