January 7, 2015

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Bonnie Sudderth of Fort Worth as justice of the 2nd Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.

Sudderth is judge of the 352nd Judicial District Court in Tarrant County, an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law, and past chief judge of the Fort Worth Municipal Court. She is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member and past president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court and American Judges Association, life member of the American Inns of Court Alumni Association and Texas Bar Foundation, and a charter member of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. She is a fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and vice chair of the Rules Committee Trial Subcommittee, a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer and Employment Committee and Litigation Section, and past chair of the Municipal Judges Section of The State Bar of Texas. She is also past president of the Texas Municipal Courts Association, past chair of the Tarrant County Juvenile Board and a past member of the Texas Commission on Judicial Efficiency Task Force and Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct. She is a board member of Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services, a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth Music Committee, and a mentor for the Texas Christian University Center for Civic Literacy.

Sudderth received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

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