"I am grateful to the voters of Dallas County for electing me to Criminal District Court #7 in 2018. I ran a campaign based on my credentials, experience, work ethic and commitment to fairness. I go to work each day honored that I am able to serve my community and be a part of the justice system that is so fundamental to our society in this country." - Judge Chika Anyiam
Over a career spanning more than two decades in Dallas County, Judge Anyiam has been committed to the practice of criminal law and now presiding over Texas Criminal District Court #7. She is committed to the concepts of fairness and equal access to justice, and a true passion for public service.
Judge Anyiam has broad experience in all aspects of criminal law, both from her current role as a jurist and through her long legal career before coming to the bench. Judge Anyiam's mission is to maintain a courtroom in which the pursuit of justice is paramount. She believes that a judge's first and most important role is to be a steward of the law and to provide a forum in which both sides of an issue are heard.
Judge Anyiam is also fully committed to modern reforms that have defined the judicial system in Dallas County, namely keeping dangerous criminals off the streets and holding them accountable, but also extending rehabilitative assistance to drug offenders, minor offenders and the mentally ill as appropriate. Judge Anyiam also supports the use alternative sentencing, and enacting bail reform to keep low-risk offenders out of our jail population.