Judge Vikram “Vik” Deivanayagam assumed the bench of the McLennan County Court at Law on February 2, 2017. In 1993, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis with a B.B.A. in Finance. Following his graduation from Baylor University School of Law in 1996, he entered the private practice with the Law Offices of Rod Goble, where he became a partner in 2000. The practice consisted primarily of criminal defense representing juveniles and adults, in Federal and State courts. He became board certified by the State Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law in 2007. A committed husband and father of three children, Judge Vik is deeply involved in community activities and a member of numerous local civic organizations, as well as an adjunct professor for the Baylor Law School.
In addition to the traditional duties and responsibilities of the County Court at Law, Judge Vik also presides over the DWI/Drug Court, a specialty court whose mission is to improve public safety by decreasing DWI and drug related offenses and by holding alcohol and drug offenders accountable by combining (1) judicial intervention, (2) intensive supervision, and (3) immediate, consistent and dedicated substance abuse treatment. The ultimate goal is the safety of our citizens and the restoration of offenders to a productive and meaningful life in our community.