September 3, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ada Brown of Plano as justice of the 5th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election.
Brown is a civil litigator at McKool Smith PC, a former Dallas County Criminal Court judge, former prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and former adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. She is a member of the National Bar Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, Scribes, and the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary. She is a past board member of the Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, past chair of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee and a teacher for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She is also a member of Mensa and Connections United Methodist Church, and is a volunteer editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News.
Brown received a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a law degree from the Emory University School of Law.