Justice Parker serves the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas.
Justice Judy Parker of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas is the featured speaker for the fall 2017 Texas Tech University School of Law Hooding Ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at Lanier Auditorium.
Justice Parker was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott. The Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas sits in Amarillo, and has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal case appeals from 46 counties in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains.
"We are so honored to have Justice Judy Parker address our graduates," said Dean Jack Wade Nowlin. "We are tremendously proud of her many achievements and important contributions to the legal profession. Both her example and her message will inspire our graduates as they begin the next stage of their careers."
Justice Parker has served as a judge for 23 years. Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas, she served as judge of County Court at Law #3 of Lubbock County from 2008 to 2017. Justice Parker also served as the administrative judge for the Lubbock County Courts at Law from 2014 to 2016. From 1994 to 2008, she served as the associate judge of Lubbock County and presided over the Lubbock County Family Recovery Court from 2008 to 2010.
She graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Angelo State University in 1982. Justice Parker then attended the Texas Tech School of Law and received her juris doctorate in 1985.
Justice Parker actively serves her community and her profession. She is a founding member, Judicial Master and current President of the Texas Tech School of Law American Inn of Court. She also has been active in the Lubbock Area Bar Association, Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association, the State Bar's Pro Bono Workgroup, Junior League of Lubbock, the Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club and Lubbock Area Republican Women.