Williamson County has had drastic changes in the district courts over the past five years. Even with relatively new judges across the board, we work very well together and substitute for each other when necessary, which eliminates the necessity for visiting judges and saves tax dollars.
Since becoming Judge in November 2013, I have worked hard to make the court's docket efficient and make myself available to litigants and attorneys. My staff and I reduced the number of cases pending in the 368th District Court by resolving inactive cases and we are diligent in moving new cases to a final resolution.
Since my election, the Williamson County Bar poll has annually rated me among the top judges in the county. I received the highest rating for 2015 and 2016.
I want the 368th District Court to be a place attorneys and litigants believe they can come and be treated with respect, and present their case in an impartial environment.
In addition to my duties in criminal, civil and family law cases, I have been pleased to be a mentor and coach to several student groups in Georgetown and Williamson County. For the past two years, Classical Conversations (home school) students have participated in a comprehensive and educational program that includes a mock trial in the 368th.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Judge John McMaster and I coached the Southwestern University Mock Trial team during multiple tournaments and we are looking forward to working with the team again next term.