Michael Fields received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. After law school, he joined the Harris County District Attorney’s office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney. From there, he worked for the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Prosecutor Assistance Division before starting a private law practice. Michael then ran for Judge of County Criminal Court 14 in Harris County, won the primary, and took the bench in 1999. Currently, Mr. Fields serves on the Board of the Houston Community Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. He has also served as the Chairman of the Harris County Bail Bond Board, on the Board of Trustees of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Board of Directors for Hope for Families, and on the Advisory Counsel of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs.