May 22, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Cathleen Parsley of Austin as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings for a term to expire May 15, 2016. The judge oversees hearings in contested cases to ensure they are conducted objectively, promptly and efficiently.
Parsley is the current chief administrative law judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal circuits. She is a past Administrative Law Seminar presenter for the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, and the University of Texas. She is also a past Planning Committee member and Course Director of the State Bar Advanced Administrative Law Seminar. She is chair of the University Christian Church Worship Council, a member of the Texas Tech University (TTU) Band Alumni Association, and a past board member and past secretary of the TTU Ex-Students Association Austin Chapter.
Parsley received a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Texas Tech University.