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PROFESSION
Judge of the 385th District Court, August 3, 2004 – present
The 385th District Court is a general jurisdiction court.

Administrative Judge of Midland County, January 2009 – December 31, 2010
Assistant District Attorney, Midland County, 1985 - August 2004
  • Chief Trial Attorney - 385th District Court, 1995 – 2004
  • Chief Narcotics Crimes Prosecutor, 1991 – 1992
  • Chief Trial Attorney - 142nd District Court, 1987 – 1991  
Texas House of Representatives, January - May, 1983
  • Legislative Assistant for House Representative Ashley Smith
Texas Secretary of State, June 1982 - January 1983
  • Special Assistant to Secretary of State David Dean
 
EDUCATION
Baylor University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, 1982
Baylor University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 1980
  • 40th of 322 Business School Graduates
University of Durham, Durham, England
  • Rotary Scholarship, 1983-84
  • Studied International Law and Economics
 
LICENSED TO PRACTICE
State of Texas, 1982
United States District Court, Western District, 1986
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & SERVICE
State Bar of Texas
  • Co-Director for Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2010
  • Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, 2008 – present, Vice Chair 2011-2012
  • Litigation Section, 2004 – present
    • Litigation Council Legislative Committee, 2010
  • Judicial Section, 2004 – present
    • Judicial Section, Bylaws Committee, 2010
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2007 – present
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2007 – present
    • Nominating Committee 2011
Texas Center for the Judiciary
  • Curriculum Committee, 2010-present
  • Nominating Committee, 2011
  • Speaker/ Presenter
Midland County Bar Association
Midland County Women
Lawyers Association
Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee, 2010 – present
Seventh Administrative Judicial Region of Texas Audit Committee, 2010
 
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Texas Center for the Judiciary
  • Evidence Jeopardy, 2012
  • The Healthy Judge, 2011
Midland County Bar Association
  • State of the Judiciary, 2009
  • State of the Judiciary, 2008
  • State of the Judiciary, 2007
  • “On the Record, E-Filing and Miracle Money”, 2006
West Texas Bench and Bar Conference
  • Evidence Jeopardy, 2008
  • PowerPoint for the Courtroom, 2006
National District Attorneys Association Trial Advocacy I, October 2003
  • Opening Statement Demonstration
Texas District and County Attorneys Association Prosecutor Trial Skills Course, 2002
  • Faculty Advisor
Hope for Children Foundation Training Conference, January 2001
Prosecution of Crimes Against Women and Children
 
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT
First Presbyterian Church, 2007- present
  • Uganda/Tanzania Mission Team 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Adult Education Class Facilitator, 2009
First Baptist Church, 1967 –2007
  • Director, 9th grade Sunday School, 2002-2004
  • Teacher, 9th grade Sunday School, 1996-2004
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, 1986 – present
  • President, 2002-2003
Midland Symphony Guild, 2001 – present
 Arts Assembly of Midland
  • Board Member, 1999-2002
  • Chairman of Celebration of the Arts, 1998 & 1999
Midland County Republican Women
  • Immediate Past President, 1999-2000
  • President, 1998-1999
  • First Vice President 1996-1997
  • Board Member 1995-1996
Midland Teen Court, Inc.
  • Judge 2004 – present
  • President, 1994-1996
  • Founding Board member, 1993-1998
Midland Need to Read
  • Board member, 1993-1998
Junior League of Midland, 1986 – present
  • Board member / Public Affairs Chairman, 1988
  • Charity Ball Program Chairman, 1987
Hearthstone Shelter for Children
  • Board Member, 1992
  • Weekend Activities Coordinator, 1991-1992
Leadership Midland Alumni Association, 1984 – present
High Sky Emmaus
  •  Board Member, 2006-2008
Casas Por Cristo
  • Short term mission worker, 2006
Operation Bless the Children
  • Short term mission worker, 2006-2007
 
RECENT HONORS
  • 2010 Lee Legacy Wall of Honor
  • 2010 Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Woman of Distinction
  • Prosecutor of the Year Midland Rape crisis Center and Children’s Advocacy Center, 1999