2024 – 2nd Court of Appeals, Chief Justice

Justice Sudderth is unopposed

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Bonnie Sudderth* (R-Fort Worth)

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Texas Bar Card Number19461050
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Current OccupationChief Justice, Second Court of Appeals
Place 5
Chief Justice since 10/17
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearUniversity of Texas School of Law
Other EducationB.S., Public Affairs
University of Southern California
Year of State Bar Licensure1986
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (1999-present)
  • Private practice (1986-90)
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial Experience
Other Judicial Experience
  • Judge, 352nd District Court, Tarrant County (1996-2005)
    • Longest serving judge in the history of the 352nd Court (18 years)
    • Youngest judge to ever serve as Chief Judge (1991: Age 29)
    • First female Republican judge to preside over a Tarrant County civil district court
  • Chief Judge, Fort Worth Municipal Court (1990-96)
Board CertificationsCivil Trial Law (2005)
Personal Injury Trial Law (2004)
Courts Admitted
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
Honors and Awards
  • Ten Outstanding Republican Women of Texas, Texas Federation of Republican Women (2011)
  • Excellence in Justice, Texas Wesleyan School of Law and Fort Worth Business Press (2011)
  • Andujar, Fort Worth Republican Women (2010)
  • Best Series of Articles, Legal Writing, State Bar of Texas (2008)
  • Outstanding Mentor, Texas Young Lawyers Association (2008)
  • Outstanding Mentor, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association (2008)
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, Texas Wesleyan University Law School Alumni Association (2008)
  • Best Series of Articles Legal Writing, State Bar of Texas (2006)
  • Tribute to Women, Texas Federation of Republican Women (2000)
  • Tribute to Women, Texas Federation of Republican Women (1998)
  • Tarrant County’s Most Influential Women (1997)
  • Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth (1995)
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